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Design of settlements in the Vaastu Shastras

South Asian sacred places. Special issue

Auteur :
SINHA, A.

Description :
Vaastu Shastras are architectural treatises of medieval India and are based upon a metaphysical design philosophy that is uniquely Hindu. Article traces the antecedents of settlement design in those sacred treatises, which deal with architectural design at all scales, from ornaments and furniture to settlements. The latter, regardless of size, have the same conceptual division of space, vocabulary of shapes, and units of measurement. The goal is projection of the self into the building so that the owner's psychic core is in harmony with the built space. - (SLD)


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Journal of cultural geography, issn : 0887-3631, 1998, vol. 17, n°. 2, p. 27-41, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 25 ref.

Date :
1998

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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