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The magnificent edifice of Rashtrapati Bhavan, formerly Government or Viceroy's House, is a 'palace' bigger than Versailles. The last great expression of British imperial might, it has witnessed several events central to modern Indian history, and is today the official residence of the President of India. Written from an Indian perspective, this comprehensive work presents the many aspects of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Opening with the historical context surrounding the creation of New Delhi, Dome Over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan examines the complex behind-the-scenes discussions that took place before work could begin on the building. The central figure here is that of the architect, Edwin Landseer Lutyens who, dismissive of Indian tradition, was eventually coerced into 'Indianizing' its design. Aman Nath provides a fresh interuptation of the controversies that surround the legacy of this complex personality.
Dome Over India takes the reader on a tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan, from the Buddhist-inspired dome, through the formal ceremonial halls, and into the splendid Mughal Garden, with a mix of history, anecdote and architectural analysis revealing the imposing structure as never before. The people who have visited and lived and worked in this vast building - viceroys and presidents, heads of state and ambassadors, artists and freedom fighters - all form part of the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Illustrated, with over two hundred specially commissioned photographs combined with archival material, Dome Over India will be an exhilarating experience for anyone interested in history, architecture and interiors.
Título: Dome Over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan
Editorial: India Book House Pvt. Ltd.
Año de publicación: 2002
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: New
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción India Book House Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Condición: f/f. Quarto. 150pp Lavishly illustrated with over 200 specially commissioned photographs.A fine copy in an equally nice dust jacket. In a mylar protective wrapper. Nº de ref. del artículo: 43029
Descripción India Book House Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. del artículo: P028175083522
Descripción India Book House Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P118175083522