The intention of this book is to explore, through a visual commentary, the extraordinary timber buildings of Kerala in India. Kerala temples in particular are unique to the sub-continent as they are built with wooden roofs covered by copper tiles. This allows for simplicity of form that is later developed to create beautiful spaces.

The book does not try to explain styles or history of the buildings but concentrates on conveying the way in which an architect perceives these buildings and art. Sri Aurobindo writes that 'Indian architecture should be seen in loneliness, in the solitude of one's self, in moments when one is capable of long and deep meditation and as little weighted as possible with the conventions of material life.'
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