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Havell, E.B.

Indian architecture. Its psychology, structure and history from the first Muhammadan invasion to the present day.

London, John Murray 1913.

Reference: 15
Price: £45 [convert currency]

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4to. xx+260pp, frontis, 129 photo plates, 49 text ills. Publisher’s cloth.

First edition. Havell’s book was the first since those by Fergusson in the middle of the 19th century to consider Indian architecture as a whole, and it is interesting for the emphasis it places on the role of the skilled Indian master builder in the history of the subject and for the way it entirely dismisses any European contribution to Indian architecture in the last two centuries.