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BUILDINGS Architecturally, the gardens made use of two distinctive forms of
building: centralized pavilions based on the hasht bihisht or 'eight Paradises'
form, and tower pavilions. The 'hasht bihisht' or 'eight Paradises' pavilion In the
Accommodating as it did Islamic symbolism within an ancient plan which also
connected to Turko-Mongolian and Indian cosmological ordering schemes, the
hasht bihisht concept was attractive to peoples of those traditions. The design ...
The mausoleum is raised over an enriched version of the ninefold hasht bihisht
plan favoured by the Mughals for tombs and garden pavilions (pp. 26-27) Simpler
versions of the plan can be seen in other Agra riverfront buildings: theChini-ka ...
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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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