Water design: environment and histories, ed. by Jutta Jain-Neubauer

Much can be learnt from India's rich systems of harvesting and distributing rainwater and groundwater through a variety of architecture, some of which are engineering and aesthetic marvels. These structures determined where cities would flourish as well as routes ancient caravans would take. They fed off and into migration networks, creating a holistic interconnection between town, trade and co...

Series: Vol. 68 No. 1, September 2016

Publisher: Marg Foundation

USD 64.50

Title: Water design: environment and histories, ed. by Jutta Jain-Neubauer

ISBN 13: 9789383243143

ISBN 10: 9383243147

Series: Vol. 68 No. 1, September 2016

Year: 2016

Pages etc.: 144p., full of col. illus., ind., 32cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Place of publication: Mumbai

Publisher: Marg Foundation

Much can be learnt from India's rich systems of harvesting and distributing rainwater and groundwater through a variety of architecture, some of which are engineering and aesthetic marvels. These structures determined where cities would flourish as well as routes ancient caravans would take. They fed off and into migration networks, creating a holistic interconnection between town, trade and countryside. The essays here, written by leading specialists from around the world, adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, bringing together older research and new findings. They look at the structural and aesthetic figuration of water and waterscapes and reveal how these fit within a larger cultural and spiritual worldview.;There are also larger questions addressed in this volume: How are the water histories written, how is water engineered by the state, and how are the political implications of water spaces perceived?;

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Water design: environment and histories, ed. by Jutta Jain-Neubauer
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