Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1-1-2002

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Major

Architecture

Abstract

This thesis is the study of Hindu temples in India and the United States. It looks at the impact of religion and society on architecture and vice versa. It examines the (un)importance of rigid religiousness and its effects on social life as well as the development of architecture. It proceeds to examine the same architecture transplanted in another culture. The very same architecture, being alien, has a different impact as it breaks down cultural barriers. The research, at the end, suggests that although religion is an important part in a culture, it can be a unifying force and secular architecture can be the one step towards secular society.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-20201118-292

Copyright Owner

Lakshmi Sundaram

Language

en

OCLC Number

51873509

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

69 pages

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