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89), and in his endeavour to explore and refine it as an imperial statement he
employed a whole team of architects and advisers with whom he himself
developed his building projects and established principles of construction.
Qazwini writes: ...
In the Islamic world a building was in the first instance associated with its patron.
Several Mughal emperors did go so far as to influence the design of their
buildings: Humayun invented new structures for his court (p. 11), and, as we have
Henri Stierlin felt that, given the inferior position of women in Muslim societies,
the Taj could not have been built for Mumtaz (ignoring other tombs for women in
the Islamic world), and that Shah Jahan had begun to build it for himself before
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Although the Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, until now there has been no full examination of its architecture in book form. Art historian Koch-the first Western scholar ... Read full review
Mughal Agra a riverfront garden city
The riverfront garden city
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