Imagining Architects: Creativity in the Religious Monuments of India

Imagining Architects: Creativity in the Religious Monuments of India

by Aimee Boutin
     
 

Imagining Architects explores the nature of visual inventions in the religious architecture of India using an analytical framework that gives makers of religious monuments a visibility commonly denied to them in the historiography of Indian art and architecture. The exploration is based on a series of unusual formal experiments documented in a group of stone temples… See more details below

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Imagining Architects explores the nature of visual inventions in the religious architecture of India using an analytical framework that gives makers of religious monuments a visibility commonly denied to them in the historiography of Indian art and architecture. The exploration is based on a series of unusual formal experiments documented in a group of stone temples built in the eleventh century in the Karnataka region of southern India. The author shows (in these experiments) a deliberate search for a new architectural principle, using textual evidence and inscriptions referring to architects. The author also demonstrates a self-conscious modernity of Karnataka's makers, who negotiated architectural traditions and religious ideas to radically change a previous architectural norm dominating the region.

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ISBN-13:
9780874136845
Publisher:
University of Delaware Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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