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Of Buildings and Books: The Theory and Practice of the Architect Mandan

Title:Of Buildings and Books: The Theory and Practice of the Architect Mandan
Author:Hooja, Rima
Enumeration:Vol. 52 Issue no. 4; June 2001, p. 12-27
Abstract:The writings and practices of Mandan, the most famous Rajasthani architect of the 15th century and one of Maharana Kumbha of Mewar's most prolific architects is placed in the context of the famous forts of Chittorgarh and Kumbhalgarh. These are amongst the older buildings of the region to have survived substantially intact, though they owed much to older traditions of architecture. The author shows how Mandan's treatises were derived from earlier textual sources of architectural theory - the shilpa shastras - particularly those composed in Rajasthan.

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