Measurement and Proportion in Hindu Temple Architecture
Author: Meister, Michael W.
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 10, Number 3, September 1985 , pp. 248-258(11)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Proportion and measure interacted in the evolution and construction of the Hindu temple from the 5th through the 15th century AD, but, throughout this history, proportion dominated as the tool to give the monument both validity and form. This review analyzes the ritual force of proportion and its function in the planning of temples by architects. The diagrams that accompany the article are the result of field research and the analysis of built structures.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1985-09-01