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Architectural pedagogy of kalyani chalukya temples: An investigation into geometry of form generation And methods of instructions for construction

Rao, Kailas M (2015) Architectural pedagogy of kalyani chalukya temples: An investigation into geometry of form generation And methods of instructions for construction. Phd. Thesis thesis, B M S College of Engineering Bangalore.

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Abstract

The term ‘Pedagogy’ deals with the art and science of teaching, education and instruction methods. Architectural pedagogy has further to deal with nurturing the exploration, enlightenment and critical thinking. The current formal architectural pedagogy of teaching, training and instructional methods in architecture under the formal university degree method is relatively new. However the practice of process of knowledge transfer/ teaching, learning/ practicing as present, in the traditional is practiced from times immemorial in our ancient buildings and some have reached the zenith in design development of their concept to a supreme level of execution. This dissertation explores the conceptual ideas of traditional Indian architecture and investigates possible means of communication from conceptual ideas to completion into physical reality . Architectural pedagogy of Kalayani chalukya temples is studied in the context of how the temple builders conceived the geometrical forms of temples and variety of distinctly different configurations achieved is explored. Also the process of conveying these ideas of complex geometry is achieved from master builder to all the sculptors and craftsmen for construction is explored through its pedagogical means. It also explores the possible methods of pedagogy that were used to transfer architectural ideas from master architect to disciple, other architects and even to craftsmen on site. The first step in this process should be to understand what tools were used to convey the design – drawings, prototypes, geometries, through a thorough investigation of diverse architectural forms of traditional temples.

Item Type: Thesis (Phd. Thesis)
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 08:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149070

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