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... proverbially, that the Hindús possessed treatises on architecture of a very
ancient date, pescribing the rules by which these edifices were constructed, it
remained for the author of this essay to overcome the many, and almost
The sixth contains rules and directions for constructing a gnomon, for the purpose
of determining the several points of the compass. The seventh treats of the parts
into which the ground-plan of the cities, towns, temples, palaces and houses ...
... and cities, the fruits to be derived from building and peopling them with
Bráhmans; the construction of temples dedicated to Vishnu, with rules for carving
the images of that deity and his attendants, on whose attributes the author
The ground on which this proof rests is, that in the chapters which prescribe rules
for carving statues, directions are likewise given for carving those of the
personages here mentioned, who have been admitted among the inferior
divinities, and ...
of contradictory rules. On this subject Mānasara, our principal guide, expresses
himself in so obscure a manner, that I must acknowledge my inability to
understand him thoroughly. He, however, appears to prescribe a greater variety
of heights ...
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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.