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All Shah Jahan's historians agree in saying that he made the personal
overseeing of his artists a fixed part of his daily routine, thus acting - with typical
perfectionism - as his own artistic director. Architecture was the imperial
102 In 1648 the emperor moved his main residence from Agra to Delhi, and after
that his historians record only one more visit to the tomb, in December 1654: after
showing his son Dara Shikoh the newly built Moti Masjid in the fort, he took a ...
So far, the only attempt to explain the planning has been that of Begley, who
assumed that 'odd'-looking figures given by Shah Jahan's historians Lahauri and
Kanbowere incorrect, and used an overall 400 gaz as the basis for his layout.
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The complete Taj Mahal: and the riverfront gardens of AgraUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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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