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Royal Realm: Rayalaseema: Architecture and Art of Southern Andhra Pradesh

Dallapiccola, Anna L.; Michell, George; Verghese, Anila

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ISBN 10: 9383243031 / ISBN 13: 9789383243037
Published by Marg Foundation
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Royal Realm: Rayalaseema: Architecture and ...

Publisher: Marg Foundation

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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This book covers the historical sites of Gudimallam, Tadpatri, Somapallem, Lepakshi, Ahobalam, Srikalahasti, Tirupati/Tirumala, Udayagiri fortress, Chandragiri palaces, etc. Chapters of the book discuss painted model shrines from Tirumala and Tirupati, ceiling paintings at Lepakshi, ornate Vijayanagara temples of Tadpatri and Somapalem, kalamkari textiles and temple hangings at Srikalahasti among others. The book ends with an epilogue on the region about temples submerged in the Srisailam dam and deteriorating temple paintings.

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George Michell trained as an architect in Melbourne, and then obtained a PhD in Indian Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with a dissertation on Early Chalukya temples. Since then he has undertaken numerous documentation and research projects, most recently with John M. Fritz at Hampi. Surendra Kumar studied information technology in Bengaluru, and now works part-time as a photographer, specializing in panoramic topographic views. His work has been spectacularly showcased in Discovering the Deccan (Pictor, Mumbai)

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