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As of most other sciences among the Hindús, 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 the ...
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
E S S A 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 them
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
authors or ...
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 we
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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.