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Art of The Vijayanagara-Nayakas: Architecture & Iconography (Set of 2 Volumes)

Art of The Vijayanagara-Nayakas: Architecture & Iconography (Set of 2 Volumes)

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ISBN 13 9788188934300
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Author R.K.K. Rajarajan
Editor 2006
Category Books  
Weight 2,350.00 g

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The doctoral thesis "Art of the Nayakas" (title altered in publication) by R.K. Kesava RAJARAJAN is a very serious effort to put some order in the great deal of monuments belonging to a period, which is too often underestimated by the scholars. The work contains both a survey of the temples and an analysis of iconographical themes. The painstaking examination of original sources is perhaps the most important contribution by RAJARAJAN, but also the chapter "Paradigms of Nayaka Art" is extremely useful as it takes into consideration and systematically discusses most of the features characterizing Nayaka temple architecture [...] The scholar is right in stressing the importance of the changing European taste in the evaluation of Indian art [...] the material collected is impressive, the references to the literary tradition are vast and exhaustive. the iconographical interpretations are well-grounded and rich in detail [...] It is my opinion that, once it is published, it will remain for a long time a fundamental reference book for Nayaka architecture and iconography.