An anthology comprising twenty-nine essays, Eternal Stone: Great Buildings of India is a collection of meditative moments reflecting the architect's private understanding of architecture. Having chosen a favourite building or monument, each architect narrates his or her individual experience of it, adding personal insights to illuminate design, historical facts and commonly-held beliefs, and supplementing these with sketches, drawings and photographs.There are essays on public buildings, private spaces, places of worship and of learning. The architects also dwell on aspects of the ancient and the modern, utilitarian architecture and building for the sake of beauty alone.From palaces to temples, caves to churches, forts to stepwells, this is a journey of the eye and the heart. A journey where the architect is philosopher, guide and storyteller.
- Publication Date:
- 19 / 03 / 2001