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Sinopsis: Built between 1632 and 1643 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is unquestionably the most renowned mausoleum in the world. Now this legendary monument to love can be seen as no visitor to the site has ever viewed it. On the pages of this exquisitely illustrated volume, the Taj Mahal is revealed detail by detail. Starting inside the mausoleum, a sequence of closeups show the semiprecious stones, inlaid in white marble, that form the interior's Koranic calligraphy and floral patterns. The next sequence of images presents the octogonal plan of the structure, emphasizing both its perfect symmetry and its subtle variations. The final sequence is devoted to the decorative patterns carved in the walls of the mosque and entrance gate. In addition, four lavish fold-out photographs show the entire Taj Mahal complex from different perspectives.
In their informative texts, authors Amina Okada and M.C. Joshi provide historical and architectural analyses of the Taj Mahal. Quotations from the Koran and from the journals of travelers as diverse as Jean-Bapiste Tavernier, Pierre Loti, and Aldous Huxley complete a breathtaking tribute.
About the Author:
Amina Okada, curator of the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet in Paris, is the author of numerous books and articles on Mughal India.
Dr. M.C. Joshiis a member of the Archaeological Survey of India in New Delhi.
Jean-Louise Nou captured the beauty of India in many books, including The Art of India. He died in 1992.
Título: Taj Mahal
Editorial: Abbeville Pr
Año de publicación: 1993
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción Estado de conservación: very good. 1928 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería M01558596178-V
Descripción Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2787648654
Descripción Abbeville Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Nº de ref. de la librería G1558596178I3N00
Descripción Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. 1558596178 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear, a missing dust jacket, and a remainder mark to one edge - still NICE. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1558596178Z3
Descripción Abbeville Press. Estado de conservación: Used - Good. 1993. Hardcover. Good. No Dust Jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería F0001805
Descripción Abbeville Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Looks at the motives behind the creation of the Taj Mahal, and discusses its design, with close-up photographs of the floral inlays that decorate the interior. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 123494615
Descripción Abbeville Press Publishers. 1993, 232pp. Illustrated. Cloth. With dustjacket. In very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 1516
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. In good condition and ready for quick shipment to any US location by an experienced and reliable seller. CDs and Access codes may not be included as is the case with most used books. Thanks for shopping with us!. Nº de ref. de la librería 3784719
Descripción Abbeville Press October 1993, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used - Very Good. A portrait of the fascinating architectural marvel Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Wrapped in complimentary Brodart dust jacket protector. Nº de ref. de la librería 219491
Descripción Abbeville Press, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1558596178