history studies the evolution and history of
architecture across the world through a consideration of
various influences- artistic, cultural, political,
economic and technological. In general, the question is
one of relating meaning (intangible functions, purposes,
symbols) with the built environment (material tables,
windows, roofs, paths) through the necessities of life
(food, work, communion etc.) within the historical
context. Architectural history, like any other form of
historical knowledge, is subject to the limitations and
potentialities of history as a discipline. Consequently
there have been a wide range of perspectives in the
study of architecture, most of them Western.
the 19th century, architecture was understood as formal
perspective, emphasizing the morphological
characteristics of form, technique and materials. This
period also saw the emergence of the individual
architect, the amalgamation of whose conscious
intentions would become the subject of artistic
movements. In these respects, architectural history is a
sub discipline of art history that focuses on the
historical evolution of principles and styles in the
design of buildings and cities.
• Someone who creates plans to be used
in making something (such as buildings)
architect is a person involved in the art of planning,
designing and overseeing the construction of buildings,
or more generally, the designer of a scheme or plan.
• One who designs and supervises the construction of
buildings or large structures.
• A person who
normally functions as a creator, coordinator, author of
the drawings and specifications and the general
administrator of construction.
architecture encompasses a wide variety of
geographically and historically spread structures, and
was transformed by the history of the Indian
subcontinent. The result is an evolving range of
architectural production that, although it is difficult
to identify a single representative style, none the less
retains a certain amount of continuity across history.
The diversity of Indian culture is represented in its
architecture. It is a blend of ancient and varied native
traditions, with building types, forms and technologies
from West and Central Asia, as well as
Architectural styles range from Hindu
temple architecture to Islamic architecture to western
classical architecture to modern and post-modern
The temples of Aihole and
Pattadakal are the earliest known examples of Hindu
temples, also known as mandirs in today's Hindi. There
are numerous Hindi as well as Buddhist temples that are
known as excellent examples of rock-cut architecture.
The Church of St. Anne which is cast in the Indian
Baroque Architectural style under the expert orientation
of the most eminent architects of the time. It is a
prime example of the blending of traditional Indian
styles with western European architectural