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Pattadakal - Monumental Legacy
Pattadakal - Monumental Legacy

Pattadakal - Monumental Legacy

by George Michell

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195660579 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 97

Binding

Paperback

George Michell
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Author: George Michell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 97
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195660579

Description

Now in a paper back edition, this is the first English language guidebook giving a brief and accurate introduction to this unique World Heritage spot. It guides the general tourists through the maze of monuments while emphasizing the mixed architectural styles and intricate sculptures.

This book is part of the Monumental Legacy series, aimed at giving a brief and accurate introduction to the World Heritage (Culture) Sites in India. The series is addressed to the general reader but is also of use to scholars interested in the history of the site.

The largest and most elaborate Early Chalukya temples are found at Pattadakal in northern Karnataka. The town along with Badami and Aihole host a series of richly embellished and well-preserved temples off the sixth century. This book:

is the first English language guidebook on this unique heritage spot

guides the general tourists through the maze of monuments while emphasizing the mixed architectural styles and intricate sculptures.

provides succinct descriptions of each of monuments highlighting the unique juxtaposition of the Nagara style of architecture of north India and contrasting Dravida style of the south.

Written lucidly with a useful glossary and complemented by photographs and maps, it provides useful information to the general reader, tourists, and visitors to the site.

Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

ONE: INTRODUCTION

Historical Outline of the Early Chalukyas

Development of Architecture and Art

TWO: THE PATTADAKAL SITE

Kadasiddheshvara Temple

Jambulinga Temple

Galaganatha Temple

Chandrashekhara Temple

Sangameshvara Temple

Inscribed Pillar

Virupaksha Temple

Mallikarjuna Temple

Kashivishvanatha Temple

Papanatha Temple

Ruined Mandapa

Jain Temple

Glossary

Further reading

Visitors Information

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