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As of most other sciences among the Hindus , the rules and precepts of
architecture and sculpture had been , with some solitary exceptions , locked up in
the Sanscrit language ; and , as the study of this language was limited , in
general , to ...
It is true I have procured several treatises on architecture , sculpture , & c .; and I
have already mentioned to you how much I am indebted to Dr. Aitkin for the two
manuscripts which he had the kindness to procure me ; but our best pundits have
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 ...
the whole thirty - two , or sixty - four , if there did exist so many , 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 ...
Some few sections only of this work are to be now met with ; and the portion
which has as yet come under my own observation , is exclusively on the subject
of sculpture as connected with the formation of statues ; but it is so diffuse , that if
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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.