Palaces of Rajasthan
Frances Lincoln, Mar 1, 2005 - Architecture - 269 pages
The splendour of Rajasthan's richly appointed palaces, majestic forts andraditional mansions is revealed in this lavishly illustrated book. Georgeichell explores the fascinating royal architecture of this desert state ofndia from the 15th to the 20th century, focusing on the major capitals ofajput power - Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Bikaner - as well as otherentres such as Bundi, Kota, Jaisalmer, Alwar and Shekhawati. Also featuredre the Jat states of Bharatpur and Dholpur. Antonio Martinelli's stunninghotographs survey architectural developments in Rajasthan over a period ofore than five hundred years, providing a detailed visual record ofagnificent facades and opulent interiors. His photographs evoke the grandeurf Rajput courtly life at its height, be it imposing darbar halls whereaharajas held formal audience, or mirrored apartments where they enjoyedore private entertainments. Though the royal complexes are today shadows ofheir former glory, the memory of this greatest age in Rajasthan's historynd its extraordinary palace architecture endures to the present day.
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