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The former being compelled to refer to the latter for the interpretation of the
superior dialect , and the latter to seek from the former for definitions of technical
terms , which neither the one nor the other seem to have been able to explain or
This treatise , though more succinct than the two former , contains sufficient
information on the subject of sacred architecture and sculpture ; the whole is
composed in a dramatic form , and is stated in the preface to have been revealed
to the ...
The proportion in which the diminution at the top of the columns of the two former
is made , seems to have been regulated by the same principle , though not by the
same rule . The general rule adopted by the Hindú architects in this respect , is ...
The former is inhabited only by Brahmans , and the latter by all classes
indiscriminately . ” In this manner the author goes on describing the forms and
arrangements of the remaining sorts of villages ; but as the accompanying
designs ( Plates ...
A vimána consists , according to the former , ' of from one to twelve stories ; ' and
according to the latter , .of from one to sixteen stories ; ' and • is made round ,
quadrangular , or of six or eight sides . ' The form of the edifice may be uniformly
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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.