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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Design of settlements in the Vaastu Shastras

published at : South Asian sacred places. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SINHA A. ;

Abstract

Vaastu Shastras are architectural treatises of medieval India and are based upon a metaphysical design philosophy that is uniquely Hindu. Article traces the antecedents of settlement design in those sacred treatises, which deal with architectural design at all scales, from ornaments and furniture to settlements. The latter, regardless of size, have the same conceptual division of space, vocabulary of shapes, and units of measurement. The goal is projection of the self into the building so that the owner's psychic core is in harmony with the built space. - (SLD)

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Journal of cultural geography / ISSN 0887-3631

Editor : ETATS-UNIS

Millesime : 1998, vol. 17, no 2 [pp. 27-41]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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