Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Architecture - 197 pages
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Jaipur is famous for its palaces, museums, and distinctive pink shops and houses. But how well are its architecture and planning understood? "Building Jaipur "is an essay in intellectual archeology, explaining historic buildings according to the rationale of their architects, and exploring the relationship between theory and architectural practice in India's past. The result is an architectural biography of a fascinating city, and a fresh understanding of the use and purpose of Indian architectural theory over the last 300 years. Vibhuti Sachdev is an architect, the author of" Indian Architectural Theory "(1998), and a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, U.K. Giles Tillotson is Senior Lecturer at SOAS, University of London, and the author of many books including "Mughal India "(1990).

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