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It is true that the Hindus were in possession of numerous treatises on architecture
, sculpture , & c . , which collectively are called the Silpa Sástra , * but
unfortunately few traces of them remain . There appears to have been , according
to some ...
... to promise a good deal of useful information on the arts of which they treat ; but
, in truth , the architectural portions of them , if + divested of all the extraneous
matter with which they abound C2 ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS .
Their intermarriage , also , with the families of some noted persons of the Hindu
mythology , is adverted to as a further proof of the divine origin of the artists ; and
the whole concludes with a short notice of their requisite qualifications , of which
... erected a gnomon , ” which according to some , “ should be of sixteen angulas
in height , and of the same diameter at the bottom ; the whole should be shaped
like the leaf of an opening bud , D2 ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS .
Some treatises require the first circle to be described around the gnomon , not
previous to making the morning and afternoon shadows , 20 ON THE
ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS . be shaped like the leaf of an opening bud, ...
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Ram Raz: Essay on the Architecture of the Hindús / by Rám Ráz. - London : Parker, 1834. - xiv, 64 S. : Ill. - (Oriental Translation Fund) Die bibliographische Beschreibung im Haupteintrag ist unzureichend und irreführend.