By Vibhuti Chakrabarti
During this ground-breaking learn the conventional Indian technological know-how of structure and house-building,Vastu Vidya, is explored when it comes to its secular makes use of, on the degrees of either thought and modern perform. Vastu Vidya is handled as constituting a coherent and entire architectural programme, nonetheless of significant relevance this present day. Chakrabarti attracts on a magnificent quantity of textual fabric, a lot of it simply to be had in Sanskrit, and provides a number of tremendous useful illustrations in aid of the theories expounded. each one bankruptcy bargains with one architectural element, and chapters are divided into 3 sections. for every element, the 1st part explains the prescriptions of the normal texts; the second one part bargains with the really arbitrary use of that element by way of modern Indian architects proficient 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 by means of modern Vastu pundits, with their overlook for architectural idiom.
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