The Resource The royal palaces of India, George Michell ; photographs by Antonio Martinelli

The royal palaces of India, George Michell ; photographs by Antonio Martinelli

Label
The royal palaces of India
Title
The royal palaces of India
Statement of responsibility
George Michell ; photographs by Antonio Martinelli
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As early as the fourteenth century, stories glorifying the exotic palaces of Indian rulers began to circulate in the West, stories which closer acquaintance only confirmed. Even today, they are magical places - small towns rather than single buildings, in which the Hindu and Muslim rulers of the subcontinent dispensed their laws and enjoyed their wealth. The beauty and atmosphere of these palaces is displayed here in Antonio Martinelli's exceptional color photographs, composed with the eye of a painter and a trained architect who enjoyed unrivaled access to the buildings. George Michell, a recognized authority on Indian architecture and art, tells the story of the palaces. He evokes life within these complexes and describes their many elements: defenses, spacious audience halls and courtyards, temples and mosques, private apartments and service quarters. At the heart of the book are the palaces themselves. The oldest surviving are those erected by the Muslim conquerors who swept down through the country from the 12th century onwards, notably at Mandu and Bidar. In the north, the Mughals built vast imperial palace-cities at Fatehpur Sikri, Agra and Delhi. The Hindu Rajputs in Central and Western India, where many ruling families have lasted into the modern era, created citadels that are comparatively well preserved - as at Gwalior, Udaipur and Amber. Southern India, another Hindu realm, offers a complete contrast in forms, with the towers of Chandragiri and the breezy timber halls of Padmanabhapuram. Finally, there are the lavish palaces built in the era of British domination, such as Mysore, Baroda and Morvi, some Indian in character, others clothed in dazzling Art Deco. These fascinating edifices are receiving increasing numbers of visitors each year, yet there has been no in-depth survey of them since 1925. Here is a superb record of the palaces, living witnesses to a regal aspiration to recreate heaven on earth
Cataloging source
TxHU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michell, George
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1501
LC item number
.M54 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Martinelli, Antonio
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palaces
  • Architecture
  • Historic buildings
  • Architecture
  • Historic buildings
  • Kings and rulers
  • Palaces
  • Paleizen
  • Maharadscha
  • Palast
  • Palast
  • Architektur
  • India
  • India
  • Indien
  • Indien
Label
The royal palaces of India, George Michell ; photographs by Antonio Martinelli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divine power of kings -- Defence and security -- Formal reception -- Royal worship -- Privacy and pleasure -- Essential services -- Palaces lost and imagined -- Early Muslim strongholds -- Rajput forts -- Citadels of the south -- Princely residences -- The palaces today
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780500341278
Lccn
93060425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31440880
  • (OCoLC)ocm31440880
Label
The royal palaces of India, George Michell ; photographs by Antonio Martinelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divine power of kings -- Defence and security -- Formal reception -- Royal worship -- Privacy and pleasure -- Essential services -- Palaces lost and imagined -- Early Muslim strongholds -- Rajput forts -- Citadels of the south -- Princely residences -- The palaces today
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780500341278
Lccn
93060425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31440880
  • (OCoLC)ocm31440880

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