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Landscapes in India: Forms and Meanings

Amita Sinha

ISBN 10: 8120620518 / ISBN 13: 9788120620513
Published by Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 2011
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This book is a doctoral thesis by the author, who is presently the Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She approaches the subject treating the Landscape of India as a living entity that has grown and evolved over the course of the millennia. The book is divided into 4 parts : introduction, natural archetypes, spatial archetypes, and archetypes. Contained in these 4 parts are chapters on, nature in the Ramayana, scared landscape of Braj; the Cosmic Tree in Buddhist landscapes, Kalika at Pavagarh; social and spatial order in villages; design in Vastu Shastra; the courtyard; implication for pilgrimage sites, etc. This book has 73 colour, and 46 b/w illustration, and a map of India’s sacred sites. This book was published in 2011 by AES.Printed Pages: 244 with 47 b/w & 73 Colour illustrations. Size: 23 x 30Cm. Bookseller Inventory # 102878

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Title: Landscapes in India: Forms and Meanings

Publisher: Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: Reprint.

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Forms and Meanings - Naturalist Atchetypes, (1000 gms) Spatial Archetypes, Archetypes and Design Landscape archetypes -- Nature: a transcendentalist view -- Natural archetypes -- Nature in Ramayana -- Landscapes and the Ramayana legend -- Sacred landscape of Braj -- The cosmic tree in Buddhist landscapes -- Kalika at Pavagadh: landscape of the mother goddess -- Spatial archetypes -- Design of settlements in Vaastu Shastras -- Social and spatial order in villages -- The void as center: courtyard dwellings -- Archetypes and design -- Implication for pilgrimage sites -- Implication for environmental design -- Visions for the future. 30 cm, xvi, 228p, 47 B/W, 73 Colour Illustrations

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