By Vibhuti Chakrabarti

during this ground-breaking learn the normal Indian technological know-how of structure and house-building,Vastu Vidya, is explored by way of its secular makes use of, on the degrees of either concept and modern perform. Vastu Vidya is taken care of as constituting a coherent and whole architectural programme, nonetheless of serious relevance this day. Chakrabarti attracts on a magnificent volume of textual fabric, a lot of it in simple terms on hand in Sanskrit, and offers numerous tremendous worthwhile illustrations in help of the theories expounded. every one bankruptcy offers with one architectural element, and chapters are divided into 3 sections. for every point, the 1st part explains the prescriptions of the conventional texts; the second one part offers with the really arbitrary use of that point by way of modern Indian architects knowledgeable within the western demeanour yet striving to narrate to Indian roots; whereas the final part in each one bankruptcy explores the chosen use of that individual point through modern Vastu pundits, with their omit for architectural idiom.

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