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Author Name    Fredrick W. Bunce

Title   The Iconography of Water: Well and Tank Forms of the Indian Subcontinent

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   23 x 29 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd. 2013

ISBN    8124606978 / 9788124606971

Seller ID   100342

While numerous Indian monuments are well known in the annals of architectural research and excavation, a category of monuments baoli, bawadi, kere, kulam, kunda, talao, tanka, wav and zing was neglected in the oeuvres of architects and art. A few are familiar with the splendid beauty of the Surya Tank, Modhera; the vertiginous Canda Baoli, Abhaneri; the incomparable Rani-ki Wav, Patan; the magnificent Kalyani Tank, Hulikere; and the beautiful Rudabai-ni Wav, Adalaj. Thousands of such monuments are excellent in architectural beauty and design, apparently based on their primary utility drinking, bathing, religious purification and ornamental (recreation). Water plays a quintessential role in the life of man. Its harvesting, preservation and careful use are of paramount importance, especially in those regions where rains are scanty. Thus took place the construction of these artificial water bodies. Many of them are within the precincts of temples and mosques, built in a time span of seventh to twentieth century ce. This volume, devoted to the study of water monuments, is heavily loaded with the design of various structures and other vital information. Every detail in this book is assiduously analysed, compared and rechecked to present the dimensions, proportions and relationships of each of the various elements of the structures. Thus it unravels a number of keys by which others can unlock the mysteries and beauties of these neglected monuments. It can be a precious collection for architects, historians, researchers and anyone who loves water bodies. Printed Pages: 249.

The Iconography of Water: Well and Tank Forms of the Indian Subcontinent Fredrick W. Bunce

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