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... excepting a few scattered fragments which are occasionally to be met with
among the artists themselves , nothing but the titles of the works are now
generally known to the learned . Speaking of these treatises , Sir William Jones
expresses it ...
... must have treated principally , if not entirely , of sacred architecture and
sculpture . In a series of memorial verses preserved among the artists , are
recorded the names of the authors or titles of the above - mentioned sixty - four
... almost every line of them is not only disfigured by gross errors , perpetuated by
a succession of ignorant transcribers , but the technical terms and memorial
verses with which the whole abounds , are so little understood either by the
artists or ...
The second chapter of the Manasára treats of the qualities of an architect ( Silpi
lacshanam ) ; and as preliminary thereto , of the origin of artists of the several
kinds , and which is traced to Visuacarma the heavenly architect . This personage
A whole page after this is employed in enumerating the various sorts of gifts and
donations to be made to the artists on the completion of an edifice , and finally in
denouncing dire misfortunes to those who withhold such presents from them .
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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.