History of Indian & Eastern Architecture (1876) (1st edition)

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History of Indian & Eastern Architecture (1876) (1st edition)

S$169.00

Title: History of Indian & Eastern Architecture
Author: James Fergusson
Publisher: John Murray, 1876. First edition, rare.
Condition: Hardcover, red cloth. Spine is faded, but well bound. Overall good condition, though with foxing and spotting. Profusely illustrated.

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About the author (from wikipedia):

James Fergusson FRS (1808 – 1886) was a Scottish architectural historian, mainly remembered for his interest in Indian historical architecture and antiquities. He was an important figure in the 19th century rediscovery of ancient India. He was originally a businessman, and though not formally trained as an architect, designed some buildings and decorative schemes.

About the book:

A hugely important work on Indian architecture that was instrumental in introducing ancient Indian architecture to the West, previously little understood.

Contents:

V-IX Preface
X Note
XI-XIII Contents
XIV-XVIII List of Illustrations
3-46 Introduction
47-206 Book I: Buddhist Architecture
207-278 Book II: Jaina Architecture
279-318 Book III: Architecture in the Himalayas
319-385 Book IV: Dravidian Style
386-405 Book V: Chalukyan Style
406-488 Book VI: Northern or Indo-Aryan Style
489-610 Book VII: Indian Saracenic Architecture
611-684 Book VIII: Further India
685-710 Book IX: China
711-748 Appendix
749-756 Index