Author: George Michell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195660579
Now in a paper back edition, this is the first English language guidebook giving a brief and accurate introduction to this unique World Heritage spot. It guides the general tourists through the maze of monuments while emphasizing the mixed architectural styles and intricate sculptures.
This book is part of the Monumental Legacy series, aimed at giving a brief and accurate introduction to the World Heritage (Culture) Sites in India. The series is addressed to the general reader but is also of use to scholars interested in the history of the site.
The largest and most elaborate Early Chalukya temples are found at Pattadakal in northern Karnataka. The town along with Badami and Aihole host a series of richly embellished and well-preserved temples off the sixth century. This book:
is the first English language guidebook on this unique heritage spot
guides the general tourists through the maze of monuments while emphasizing the mixed architectural styles and intricate sculptures.
provides succinct descriptions of each of monuments highlighting the unique juxtaposition of the Nagara style of architecture of north India and contrasting Dravida style of the south.
Written lucidly with a useful glossary and complemented by photographs and maps, it provides useful information to the general reader, tourists, and visitors to the site.
List of Illustrations
Historical Outline of the Early Chalukyas
Development of Architecture and Art
TWO: THE PATTADAKAL SITE