Concepts of Space in Traditional Indian Architecture

RM94

Yatin Pandya and Vastu-Shilpa Foundation
2013. Mapin Publishing
300 colour photographs
Paperback, 22.9 cm x 22.9 cm, 148 pages
ISBN 9781935677291

Product Description

The manifestation of an idea—architecture—is a celebration of life. Traditional Indian architecture has ably demonstrated the universality of it communication as well as its validity within multiple value systems. This is achieved essentially by relying on spatial experiences derived through narratives—dynamic perception of space while in movement—its kinesthetics. The interactive process of encoding and decoding between the space and perceiver, orchestrates spatial narratives. This book is an attempt at understanding the very roots of what constitutes the Indian context by examining its notions of time, space and existence. Winner of IIA Award 2012 for Excellence in Architecture in Research category. Winner of ARCHIDESIGN Award for Excellence in Architecture for Best Written Work in 2006. Published in association with Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design, Ahmedabad.

Table of Contents

INTERPRETATION

APPLICATION

RUDABAI STEPWELL ADALAJ

KAILASH TEMPLE ELLORA

SUN TEMPLE MODHERA

CITY PALACE UDAIPUR

SARKHEJ RAUZA AHMEDABAD

INFERENCE

About the Author

Yatin Pandya is an author, activist, academician, researcher as well as practising architect with his firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H. A graduate of CEPT University, Ahmedabad with M.Arch. from McGill University, Canada, he was involved with architectural research as associate director of Vastu-Shilpa Foundation. Pandya has written extensively for national and international journals. He is also the author of Elements of Spacemaking and several other books on architecture, published internationally. Pandya has won many national and international awards for architectural design, research as well as dissemination.

 

Review

“Pandya guides the reader on a walk through these monuments, …revealing the worlds within worlds—giving the journey a kinetic dimension that moves the reader forward, inviting him to discover more.”
—Marg

Additional Information

Weight 700 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 22.9 x 1.1 cm