Splendours of Imperial India: British Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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Prestel, 2004 - Architecture - 303 pages
Built to house both occupiers and occupied alike, these imposing buildings, including palaces, mansions, clubhouses, and government offices, represented a hybrid of Western and Eastern sensibilities as their architects sought to plant the flag of British dominance in a foreign culture. The book focuses on Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras, with illustrations, sketches and photos of the many impressive buildings and ruins.

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Contents

From Trading Post to the Ideal of an Indian Empire
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Trading Bases and Military Bases of the East India Company
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NeoClassical Architecture and British Imperial Aspirations
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