Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture

by D. N. Shukla | 1960 | 63,284 words | ISBN-10: 8121506115 | ISBN-13: 9788121506113

Summary: This book deals with Vastu-Shastra (Indian architecture), the first part: Fundamental Canons (Literature). It discusses basic concepts such as the philosophy, cosmology, metaphysics, astronomy, astrology, geography, geology and history of Hindu Architecture. The definition of the Architect and his theoretical/practical experience are also mentioned.

The remaining chapters deal with canonical literature in which Vastu-Shastra can be traced as well as a detailed study of some of the prime works dealing with the science of Indian Architecture, such as the Samarangana-sutradhara, Vishvakarma’s work, Aparajitapriccha, Manasara, Mayamata and Shilparatna.

Source 1: exoticindiaart.com
Source 2: archive.org

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