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The ancient stepwells of India

Author: Morna Livingston
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A study of the stepwells of India, built from the 5th to the 19th centuries to hold the monsoon water for the dry months of the year. It traces the history of stepwells, and reflects on their current  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morna Livingston
ISBN: 1568983247 9781568983240
OCLC Number: 232700128
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Morna Livingston ; foreword by Milo Beach.

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Think of Egypt's great pyramids, inverted and elegantly lodged in the earth to serve a subcontinent's thirst for water. That's the role of India's stepwells and stepped ponds, which, from the 5th Read more...

 
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