Concept of Environment  in Ancient Art and Architecture

Concept of Environment in Ancient Art and Architecture

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Author: Dr A P Singh
Publisher: Agam Kala Prakashan
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 110
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173200505


The environment originated right from the dawn of civilization with the fall of sun’s rays over the earth. This book is a critical study of the environmental elements depicted in ancient art and architecture of the monuments.

India’s unique gift to the world are the ancient monuments representing as they do a paean to life to look to joy perfect in execution and sublime in expression.

It aims at focusing light on the importance of elements of environment that have been depicted here in art and architecture right from prehistoric to modern period.

The ancient texts, the archaeological excavations, inscriptions, coins, paintings, do corborate to the depiction of elements of environment.

Interestingly is the fact that the various dynasties of the ancient period were aware and more cautious about the significance of environment for the sustenance of human life, who depicted the elements of environment in ancient art and architecture to impart teachings and propagate importance of its protection to the common mass.

The environment being regarded as the most essential component potable for the sustenances of eco system an important impact upon the social ecology.

This monograph is an illustrative account of depiction of elements and awareness of environment in ancient art and architecture.