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ESSA Y ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS . 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
... the earliest seat of the Hindú empire as well as of arts and sciences , and that
the southern peninsula was before that ... them , if + divested of all the extraneous
matter with which they abound C2 ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HINDUS .
The next thing of seeming importance treated of by Hindú architects , is the mode
of ascertaining the cardinal points by means of a gnomon . It is indispensably
necessary that all the quarters should be distinctly and precisely marked on the ...
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, ...
Western architects consider the base , not as a distinct member , but as a
constituent part of the column ; and this is not altogether at variance with the
practice of the Hindú architects , for they likewise include the base and capital in
taking the ...
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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.