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Treasures: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Mumbai
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Treasures: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Mumbai

By Malavika Singh & Pramila Phatarphekar (Eds)

Niyogi Books, 2014. First edition. Softcover. New. 17 x 24 cm. Printed Pages: 218. NA

$37.32

History and Heritage of Orchha Bundelkhand

By Neeta Yadav

Agam Kala Prakashan, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. New. 23 x 29 cm. This scholarly work throws light on the artistic military and medicinal history of Orchha in Bundelkhand The whole area is rich in antiquarian wealth and presents the glimpses of cultural advancements of the is region in the shape of monuments, sculptures, paintings inscriptions etc. the monuments and wall paintings of Orchha are worth mentioning. The symmetry of the Cenotaphs, the majestic Jahangir Mahal, Octagonal flowerbeds, gardens is extra ordinary to say the least. Printed Pages: 172. History and Heritage of Orchha BundelkhandNeeta Yadav9788173201127

$93.75

The Spirit Of Indian Architecture

By D. K. Bubbar

Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2005. Hardcover. New. Spirit of Indian Architecture captures the vedic wisdom of architecture for building harmonious spaces and life. It treats architecture as a living entity, expressed through the purest architectural idiom and explains the interconnections that perennially exists between architecture, spirituality and the individual. In a three-part system the treatise addresses the buildings, the settlement and the individual. Printed Pages: 394. NA

$103.13

The Islamic Art and Architecture

By Sir Thomas Arnold

Goodword Books, 2014. First edition. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. NA

$5.07

Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture: Vol. I, Part 1 (2 Books), South India; Lower Dravidasa 200 B.C.- A.D. 1324

By Michael W. Meister & M. A. Dhaky (eds)

Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 1999. Hardcover. New. 23 x 29 cm. The aim of the Encyclopaedia, sponsored by the American Institute of Indian Studies, is to survey and organise by style, with technical descriptions, the vast body of monuments constructed between c. AD 400 and 18th centuries in India to serve India`s symbolic and religious needs. Each volume is divided into Parts delineating different regions, stylistic evolutions or periods. Each part has two different sections (books) devoted to text and illustrations. This part covers temples in lower south India from early beginings through temples of Cholas and Pandyas, Muttaraiyars, Irrukavels, Paluvettaraiyars, and other dynasties of the lower south. Arranged by region and dynasty, the chapters also suggest something of the nature of local idioms and regional artistic styles, and are lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings. Contributors to this Part are K.R. Srinivasan, K.V. Soundara Rajan, M.A. Dhaky and H. Sarkar. Printed Pages: 361. NA

$375.00

Indian Temple Architecture: Analysis of Plans, Elevations and Roof Forms, 3 Vols

By Ananya Gandotra

Shubhi Publications, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. New. 22 x 30 cm. The book unravels with effective use of computer technology the uniformity, great proportions and geometry that the Hindu Temple Architecture is based upon. The book also challenges and readdresses the predominant theories of temple architecture like the Vastu Purush Mandala and the Sri Yantra. It sets forth the theory that there is an evident micro level integration of dimensions and proportions which all originate from the idol, set in the womb of the structure: the Garbhagriha. The book unfolds the relationship between the ‘square’ and the ‘circle’ in a sequence which, with the help of the stellate square form with its intersecting points, the marmas, resonates throughout the temple’s space and form in conjunction with its subsidiary shrines. It also establishes with the help of SCS, a strong relationship between the prasada and the mandapa. The potent intersection of the two SCS sets the canvass for erotic iconography as evident in temples of Khajuraho. This three volume book establishes the interdependency of the temple’s elevation and its roof form to the plan and its dimensions, setting forth the need for the scholarship to address the temple structure as a whole. With the use of examples from different time and space, the book establishes that the temples underlining design principles remain the same, smallest denominator being the unit dimension of the idol, Shiva lingam or the idol pedestal. Therefore, the later date typologies were of no relevance to the sthapatis of these manifestations. Printed Pages: 572. Indian Temple Architecture: Analysis of Plans, Elevations and Roof Forms, 3 VolsAnanya Gandotra9788182901278

$299.81

New Media and Pathways to Social Change: Shifting Development Discourses

By Kiran Prasad (Ed.)

B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2013. Hardcover. New. New Media and Pathways to Social Change: Shifting Development Discourses bring together 16 chapters that analyse a wide variety of issues and cases concerning the interrelations between new media and social change shaping the current development discourses. It is hoped to be a welcome addition to the ongoing debate on new media and information policies for sustainable development with specific objectives of promoting social change, ensuring democracy, good governance in the context of multicultural and multilingual nation states. Printed Pages: 434. NA

$69.38

Princely Terrain: Amber, Jaipur and Shekhawati

By Shikha Jain

Shubhi Publications, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. New. 25 x 32 cm. For centuries, tales of the heroic Rajputs and their exploits have drawn curious travellers to the medieval townships of Rajasthan. The first in a series of seven volumes dedicated to the Rajput settlements sprawled across the Aravalli hills and the Thar Desert, `Princely Terrain: Amber, Jaipur and Shekhawati` focuses on the Kachchwaha Rajput clan and their kingdom, Dhoondhar. Authored by various eminent scholars and architects, the essays featured in this volume encompass the evolution of the Kachchwaha architectural idiom, the creation of the capital at Jaipur and the impact that it in turn had on the later architecture of the region. The first section of the book, `Before Jaipur`, begins with the Ghat Ki Guni- located on the Jaipur-Agra Highway, this little known area served as the gateway to the Dhoondhar Empire. Also discussed is the foundation of the Dhoondhar Empire and their first capital at Amber. Replete with anecdotes about the founders of the empire, their ambitions, achievements and contributions in the Mughal era, this section provides a glimpse into the early history of Kachchwaha rule. Echoing the shift of the Kachchwaha capital from Amber to Jaipur, the second section moves from the Aravallis to the plains at its base. Featured here are essays about the conception and design of Jaipur by the then ruler, Sawai Jai Singh II. In addition to its famed palaces and havelis, this 18th century capital is also distinguished by its exceptionally astute town planning. In the light of existent controversies regarding the influence of architectural treatises such as the Vastushastra in the town`s design, this section reinterprets the genesis of Jaipur and charts its subsequent development. An article has also been devoted to Gaitor - a memorial to the glory of the Kachchwaha rulers, the site is renown for its intricately carved chhatris, each of which is dedicated to a particular ruler. The final section examines the post Jaipur scenario a period when Jaipur had come to be the landmark in town planning and a source of inspiration in the development of the nearby towns of Shekhawati. Also included are essays analysing the continuing applicability of Jaipur`s plan form viz. its translation into the contemporary settlement of Vidyadharnagar, and finally, the pressing need for conservation efforts directed at historic settlements such as Amber and Jaipur. Together, the various essays present a cohesive biography of the cities of the Kachchwahas - beginning with their origin and ending with their present avatars. Contributors Ajay Khare is Professor, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and is the author of Temple Architecture of Eastern India (Shubhi, 2005). Rima Hooja is currently the Academic Director, University of Minnesota. She has authored a number of books including Prince, Patriot, Parliamentarian (HarperCollins, 1997). Rakesh Hooja is, the Chairman & Managing Director, Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation and Associate Editor of the Indian Book Chronicle since 1985. V N Bahadur has headed several government departments of Rajasthan as an IAS (Indian Administrative Services) Officer. His work on the baolis (step wells) of Dhoondhar has been widely published by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. Nand Kishore Pareekh (late) was a noted historian of Jaipur, He was a journalist with the local daily newspaper Rajasthan Patrika for several years. An excerpt is included from his book ‘Rajdurbar aur Raniwas’ (Rajasthan Patrika, 1984) Jaipur. J P Singh has served in a number of government departments at Jaipur as an RAS (Rajasthan Administrative Services) Officer and is the author of a comprehensive documentary of the Cenotaphs of Rajasthan. Maria Sgroi Dufresne is an urban planner who has extensively researched the town planning of the Shekhawati region of Rajas Printed Pages: 230. Princely Terrain: Amber, Jaipur and ShekhawatiShikha Jain9788182900516

$148.13

Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture: Sanskrit Text with Critical Notes (Manasara Series: 3)

By Prasanna Kumar Acharya

Low Price Publications, 1998. 5th or later edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. This volume is the third volume in the `Manasara` series - the treatise containing knowledge and experience in Town-planning, Architecture, Sculpture etc. of ancient India. The book is the outcome of years of studious research carried out by the Author to bring this vast, but almost forgotton, treasure-house within easy reach of all. The present volume contains the science of architecture and the sculpture of temples and dwelling houses, in Sanskrit, studied by the architects of ancient India. Te perfect text of the Manasara written in a chaste language not being available, the Author has prepared an intelligble text based on manuscripts available from various sources, spread all over India. He has also given interpretations and also offered critical notes on every chapter, for easier understanding of the text. Everyone interested in the Architecture of ancient India shall find this book authoritative on the subject. Printed Pages: 858. Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture: Sanskrit Text with Critical Notes (Manasara Series: 3)Prasanna Kumar Acharya9788175361140

$16.88

Architecture: India 50 Years Of Independence 1947-97 Status Growth And Development Vol.8

By Samita Gupta,Kiran Kalamdani

B.R.Publishing Corporation, 1998. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 130. NA

$7.50

Abhinaya Darpanam: An Illustrated Translation

By Anita Vallabh

B.R.Publishing Corporation / B.R.Rhythms, 2013. Hardcover. New. Dance studies across genres require multiple approaches for an understanding of the sociological, phenomenological, political, cultural, philosophical and aesthetical practices that influences the dance`s kinesthetic and existential character. In the context of Bharatanatyam, the moment of explaining shifting ideologies and its impact on the form, content and process, is a moment of convergence, of past and present, dancer and society. Printed Pages: 295. NA

$56.25

The Secret Language of Art: The Illustrated Decoder of Symbols and Figures in Western Painting

By Sarah Carr-Gomm

Watkins Media, 2008. First edition. Softcover. New. A work of art can be rich in symbolism, complex in meaning. How can we fully understand what its creator wanted to say?especially when we’re so distant in time from a painter’s era? This fascinating guide helps, by looking at and decoding the key figures, themes, events, and symbols that form the subject matter of major Western paintings. Strikingly illustrated with 75 masterpieces, it’s the ideal companion for art lovers, gallery goers, and students. Authoritative, informative, comprehensively cross-referenced, and easy to use, The Secret Language of Art covers five major areas: Classical Myth and Legend; The Bible and the Life of Christ; Saints and their Miracles; History, Literature, and the Arts; and Symbols and Allegories. Each chapter includes a portfolio of images, followed by a thematic directory of figures and symbols. The works analyzed include Boticelli’s Venus and Mars; Caravaggio’s The Young Bacchus; Bruegel’s The Fall of the Rebel Angels; da Vinci’s Virgin and Child with Saint Anne; Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson; and Picasso’s seminal anti-war work, Guernica. Printed Pages: 244. NA

$63.15

Contribution of Andhra Epigraphy to Temple Architecture

By A.K.V.S. Reddy

Eastern Book Linkers, 1998. Hardcover. New. The contribution of the inscriptions of Andhra Pradesh to the history of the temple architecture of that state from the earliest times to the fall of the Vijayanagara empire, covering a long period o more than one and half millennia. The work is divided into seven chapters, the second to sixth being core chapters, dealing with early period and the periods of the Calukya and Chola, the Kaktiya, the Reddi and the Vijayanagara. Evidently the treatment is exhaustive. Glossary temple plans and illustrations appended to the work are of much use. CONTENTS: Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Early Period 3. The Chalukya and Cola Period 4. The Kakatiya Period 5. The Reddi Period 6. The Vijayanagara Period 7. Conclusions Temple Plans Printed Pages: 157. Contribution of Andhra Epigraphy to Temple ArchitectureA.K.V.S. Reddy9788186339718

$30.00

The Andhra Culture During the Kakatiyan Times

By V. Anila Kumari

Eastern Book Linkers, 1998. Hardcover. New. The rule of the Kakatiyan of Warangal is the Golden Period in the Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh. The Imperial Kakatiyas and their feudal chiefs have left behind some magnificient temples situated at Palampet, Waran- gal, Hanumakonda, Ghanapur, Katakshapur, Bejjanki, Ramanjapur, Bhootpur, Nidikonda, Nagulapadu, Pillalamarri,Jhakaram, Manthani, Kuchimanchi, Ryali, Motupalli, Pecfa Tumbalam and host of others which contain some wxquisite pieces of sculptural art. Though a major part of the Kakatiyan sculptural art is essentially religious nonelheless it contains several secular themes which are useful for study of social and cultural aspects of the time. These sculptures which reflect a cohesive experience of the cults and communities contain narrative reliefs from scriptures like Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bhagavatha, historical and semi-historical scenes, music and dance scenes, toilet scenes, drummers, flute players, the alasakanys or the indolent maidens, s warriors, animals of war fare such as horses, elephants etc., The most famous bracket figures from Ramappa temple at Palampet are unique in conception and execution. These nude girls and dancers in various postures are the faithful representations from the Silpasastras and classical dance texts. Dr. Anila Kumari for the first time made best use of this great collection of Indian Art for study of architecture, art, dress, ornaments, music and musical instruments, flora, fauna etc., The author`s profound knowledge of literature and inscriptions of the Kakatiyan times was appropriately utilised for a corroborative study of sculptural art, thus according a distinct stamp to this book which no doubt, would serve as an outstanding reference work by art and cultural historians. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. Introduction 2. The Political Background 3. Architecture 4. Art 5. Music 6. Dance & Drama 7. Costumes, Head-Dresses and Foot-Wear 8. Jewellery and Ornaments 9. Coiffure 10. Games and Amusements 11. Conveyances 12. Weaponry 13. Flora and Fauna 14. Resume Description of Plates Printed Pages: 201. Andhra Culture During the Kakatiyan TimesV. Anila Kumari9788186339152

$30.00

SOA and WS-BPEL: Composing Service-Oriented Solutions with PHP and ActiveBPEL

By Yuli Vasiliev

Shroff Publishers/Packt, 2007. Softcover. New. 18 x 22 cm. When utilized within a Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services are part of a business process determining the logical order of service activities -- logical units of work performed by one or more services. Today, the most popular tool for organizing service activities into business processes is Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL), a language defining an execution format for business processes operating on Web Services. While it is not a trivial task to define a business process definition with WS-BPEL from scratch, using a graphical WS-BPEL tool can significantly simplify this process. Examples and practice are much more valuable than theory when it comes to building applications using specific development tools. Unlike many other books on SOA in the market, this book is not focused on architecture. Instead, through numerous examples, it discusses practical aspects of SOA and WS-BPEL development, showing you how to apply architecture in practice with the help of PHP, ActiveBPEL open-source engine, and ActiveBPEL Designer -- powerful development tools available for free. Build and deploy your own service-oriented application using open-source products PHP and ActiveBPEL engine, as described in this easy-to-follow tutorial guide. This practical book explains in extensive detail how to build Web Services with PHP and then utilize them within WS-BPEL orchestrations deployed to the ActiveBPEL engine. What you will learn from this book Install and configure the software components required to build PHP Web Services and then combine them into WS-BPEL solutions Use PHP as the underlying technology for creating building blocks for SOAs Build data-centric services based on MySQL or Oracle Database XE Secure services built with PHP SOAP extension Combine fine-grained services built with PHP into coarse-grained ones with WS-BPEL Deploy WS-BPEL process services to ActiveBPEL open-source engine Simplify WS-BPEL development with ActiveBPEL Designer Implement asynchronous interactions between WS-BPEL processes Chapter 1 provides an overview of the service-oriented technologies used throughout the book, explaining how these technologies can be utilized in a complementary way. Chapter 2 explains how to use the PHP SOAP extension when building Web Services to be then utilized within SOA applications. Chapter 3 provides several examples on using the two most popular databases today MySQL and Oracle, when building data-centric Web Services with PHP. It also explains how to move key underlying logic of a Web Service into the database. Chapter 4 discusses different ways in which you can combine a set of fine-grained services built with PHP into a composition, without defining an orchestration process. It also discusses how to secure PHP Web Services. Chapter 5 gets to the heart of the matter, explaining how to combine Web Services into composite solutions with the help of WS-BPEL orchestration language. It also discusses how to deploy WS-BPEL process services to ActiveBPEL open-source engine. Chapter 6 explains in detail how to compose service-oriented solutions with ActiveBPEL Designer – a free, fully-functional, graphical tool for WS-BPEL process design, debugging, and simulation. Chapter 7 looks at concurrency, synchronization and asynchronous communication in WS-BPEL. The main focus of this chapter is on how to implement parallel processing of activities within a WS-BPEL process. It also discusses asynchronous interactions between WS-BPEL processes. The Appendix walks through the steps needed to install and configure the software components required to follow the book examples. Approach With the help of many examples, the book explains how to build Web Services with PHP, combine them into SOAs with WS-BPEL, an Printed Pages: 250. SOA and WS-BPEL: Composing Service-Oriented Solutions with PHP and ActiveBPELYuli Vasiliev9788184043860

$13.13

Lived Heritage, Shared Space: The Courtyard House of Goa

By Angelo Courtyard Silveira

Cambridge University Press/ Yoda Press, 2008. First edition. Paperback. New. The courtyard house of Goa harks back to a long tradition of dwellings with a central space open to the skies circumscribed by rooms on all sides, a model as much functional in keeping the house cool in the hot climate, as of sacred inspiration. Along the famed Konkan coast, we find references to courtyard houses from the later medieval period onwards. Indeed, in order to find a suitable precedent to the patio house of Goa we need look no further than the domestic and monumental architecture of Vijayanagar. While the churches and sacred buildings of Goa have been the focus of a majority of studies on the built heritage of Goa, in more recent times, there has been increasing awareness that the resplendent houses of Goa are as deserving of careful attention. For visitors returning from Goa, images of the houses with colourful facades and romantic porches are as evocative of their Goan sojourn as those of the magnificent, whitewashed churches. However, today this distinct domestic architecture of historical Goa faces a deep threat. Once, the symbols of prosperity, many have today fallen into disrepair. In this lovingly detailed and thoroughly documented new book, Angelo Silveira takes us on a journey through the form of the Goan courtyard house, and the traditional techniques and materials which contributed to the construction of this unique dwelling. He also makes us aware of the need for a more concerted programme to conserve the courtyard house of Goa, and leaves us with a few tips on the same. This is a book as much for the student of architecture, or practising architect as it is for anyone who has ever visited or plans to visit Goa. Illustrated with more than 100 colour and black white photographs, it is a treat for the eyes, as well as an important comment on the need to save a unique built heritage of India. Introduction 1. The Hindu Courtyard House 2. The Christian Courtyard House 3. Materials 4. Specific Architectonic Elements 5. The Conservation of the Courtyard Houses of Goa Printed Pages: 152. Lived Heritage, Shared Space: The Courtyard House of GoaAngelo Courtyard Silveira9788190363471

$18.56

Arts Architecture of Qutub Shahi Times: Lesser Known Monuments

By V. Meena Kumari

B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2014. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 252. NA

$103.13

Architecture in Medieval India: Forms, Contexts, Histories

By Monika Juneja (Ed.)

Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd, 2008. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. From the first half of the nineteenth century, the architectural history of medieval India has been the subject of diverse books, essays and miscellaneous writings. The present book pulls together the most significant of these writings, revealing the impressive array of historical ideas about India`s past that has emerged through the study of its monuments. The writings reproduced here are located by the editor within the specific intellectual, political and socio-cultural contexts within which they emerged and were elaborated. By this means, Monica Juneja makes this anthology a major historiographical intervention which traces the colonial emergence and nationalist development of, as well as contemporary advances in, the discipline of architectural history both within India and in relation to art history in the West. Professor Juneja`s introduction also examines the intellectual importance of architectural history for all historians, arguing that the study of India`s medieval architecture needs to be made integral to every history of conquest, state-building, and the movements of populations and traditions across the subcontinent. She demonstrates that ideas about buildings and their histories have frequently been polemical and instrumental: they have been politically deployed to construct or fabricate a collective past. They have been used to provide symbolic meanings which have helped subjugate or unify heterogeneous communities and nations. In short, the architectural history of India`s contentiously misnamed `Muslim` period is revealed as the site of tensions between Hindus and Muslims, colonialists and nationalists, traditionalists and postmodernists. This book will open the eyes of general readers and students to the politics of interpreting monuments often taken for granted, even as it attempts to resensitise scholars to the vitality and overwhelming relevance of this sometimes neglected area of historiography. Printed Pages: 666. NA

$37.32

Amber Fort: A comprehensive illustrated guide to a majestic stronghold of warrior kings (Eyewitness Travel)
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Amber Fort: A comprehensive illustrated guide to a majestic stronghold of warrior kings (Eyewitness Travel)

By Dorling Kindersley

Dorling Kindersley/Penguin Books, 2008. First edition. Softcover. New. 18 x 23 cm. DK Eyewitness Travel Amber Fort will lead you straight to the best features this mighty sentinel has on offer. This beautifully illustrated travel guide showcases the must-sees of India`s historic citadel, a picturesque fort overlooking the Maota Lake. Rely on the clear ground plan, expert historical background and map to explore the superbly crafted gateways, sumptuous halls, pavilions, and formal gardens with their pools, water channels and fountains. The guide highlights the attractions of the surrounding region including the spectacular forts of Jaigarh and Nahargarh. This guide has practical information on how to reach the Amber Fort and an essential checklist ahead of arrival. Packed with crucial tourist information and vibrant photography, this is your complete guide to this stunning Indian showpiece of Rajput strength and magnificence. Printed Pages: 21. NA

$7.50

Landscapes in India: Forms and Meanings

By Amita Sinha

Asian Educational Services, 2011. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 244. NA

$67.50

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