The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub


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  1. says: The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Victoria Lautmann Victoria Lautmann ò 9 review

    Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India Victoria Lautmann ò 9 review The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub Ce livre est franchement surprenant je n'ai pas pu attendre la version française magnifiue photos des construction fascinantesj'aimerai bien visiter l'Inde

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    Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Victoria Lautmann Victoria Lautmann ò 9 review The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub A fascinating personal guide to vanishing architectural marvels accompanied by beautiful photographs Each site has been given latitude and longitude should you wish to visit

  3. says: Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Victoria Lautmann Victoria Lautmann ò 9 review

    The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub This book is everything I wanted it to be A detailed overview about a very uniue ancient architectonic treasure that you can find only in India I discovered these buildings a couple of years ago by accident doing research in the internet While

  4. says: The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Victoria Lautmann Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India

    Victoria Lautmann ò 9 review Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Victoria Lautmann Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India This book has photos and information on so many of the stepwells of India The photos are beautiful I was always interested i

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    The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub An amazing book on some of the most fascinating architectural wonders from themost unlikely places A heritage w

  6. says: The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub Victoria Lautmann ò 9 review Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Victoria Lautmann

    The Vanishing Stepwells of India – Epub Great book Fascinating subject Well researched Well written Great photographs Makes you want to go and discover for yourself

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Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India

Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India The Vanishing Stepwells of India review º 109 Ing these fascinating but largely unknown edifices before they disappear Of the thousands of stepwells that proliferated across India most were abandoned as a result of modernization and the depletion of water tables Often commissioned by royal or wealthy patrons the wells vary greatly in scale layout materials and shape Those in what is now Gujarat state also served as subterranean Hindu temples that featured columned pavilions and elaborate stone carvings of deities Islamic wells were generally less flamboyant but incorporated arched side niches Today few stepwells are in use The majority have been left to silt up fill with rubbish and crumble into disrepair Gradually however the Indian government and heritage organizations have come to recognize the need to preserve these architectural wonders In 2014 India s best known stepwell the. A fascinating personal guide to vanishing architectural marvels accompanied by beautiful photographs Each site has been given latitude and longitude should you wish to visit

Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò Victoria Lautmann

The Vanishing Stepwells of India

Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India The Vanishing Stepwells of India review º 109 Rani ki Vav in Patan northern Gujarat became a UNESCO World Heritage site In her introduction Lautman discusses why and where the stepwells were built She reflects on the reasons they became derelict and considers how the appreciation of stepwells is changing with the work of organizations and individuals who aim to protect and restore them The main part of the book is arranged in a broadly chronological order with up to six pages devoted to each of c 80 stepwells every one uniue in design and engineering The name location including GPS coordinates and approximate date of each well accompany colour photographs and a concise commentary by Lautman on the history and architecture of the well and her experience of visiting it While many of the stepwells are rather decrepit their magnificent engineering and great beauty cannot fail to impres. This book is everything I wanted it to be A detailed overview about a very uniue ancient architectonic treasure that you can find only in India I discovered these buildings a couple of years ago by accident doing research in the internet While the Net was good for the research you want find many pictures Only the most important ones are available as photographs This book shows an amazing range and is very good example there the internet fails if no one is interested to write about it I first stumbled about the high price tag of the book With only the description and the Cover page to look at I had to fight myself to buy it The book is worth every pennySo if you like fantastic historic architecture this is for you A great inspiration Marvelous

Victoria Lautmann ò 9 review

Summary The Vanishing Stepwells of India The Vanishing Stepwells of India review º 109 Some of the most stunning architectural structures in India are to be found below ground these are its stepwells ancient water stores Stepwells are uniue to India and from around the 3rd century CE were built throughout the country particularly in the arid western regions Excavated several stories underground in order to reach the water table these cavernous spaces not only provided water all year long but also fulfilled other functions; they offered pilgrims and other travellers a respite from the heat and became places in which villagers could socialize Stepwell construction evolved so that by the 11th century the wells were amazingly complex feats of architecture and engineering The journalist Victoria Lautman first encountered stepwells three decades ago and now a seasoned traveller to India she has devoted several years to document. Ce livre est franchement surprenant je n ai pas pu attendre la version fran aise magnifiue photos des construction fascinantesj aimerai bien visiter l Inde

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