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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 ...
Many works of acknowledged autiquity attest the existence of a number of
treatises on Silpa Sastra ; and every artist proverbially knows that there have
been thirty - two principal , and as many subordinate works on this subject . In a
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 ...
Of Mánasára , * the sage to whom the first treatise is attributed , I have not been
able to procure any distinct historical notice ; but , as has already been
mentioned , the supposed authors of the other treatises , entitled Cásyapa and
The foregoing notice of the contents of the several treatises , or fragments of
treatises , may seem to promise a good deal of useful information on the arts of
which they treat ; but , in truth , the architectural portions of them , if + divested of
all the ...
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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.