A new book by Adam Hardy, Reader at the Welsh School of Architecture, is the culmination of many years of research on this subject. The Temple Architecture of India (Wiley, 2007) aims to be a definitive and accessible explanation of the classical 'languages' of Indian temple architecture, the Nagara and the Dravida, which emerged around the 5th century AD. Themes explored include the relationship of the temple to the body, and the architectural expression of movement. The book shows how architectural principles embodied in India's classical monuments can provide inspiration for contemporary designers.
PRASADA, Temple Architecture India