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The History of Architecture in India: From the Dawn of Civilization to the End of the Raj

Tadgell, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0714829625 / ISBN 13: 9780714829623
Published by Phaidon Press, London, 1994
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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336pp. B&W and color illus. Glossary, Bibliography & Notes, Index. VG+ oversized hardback, small faint stain to bottom-edge affecting the lower margins of fifty pages, otherwise clean & tight/NF DJ, very slight fading to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 17019

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Title: The History of Architecture in India: From ...

Publisher: Phaidon Press, London

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Reprint

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This is the first ever modern monograph to draw together all the strands of India's architectural history - from the Vedic and native traditions of early India, through Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and secular architecture, to the eclecticism of the British Raj. The History of Architecture in India provides the essential background information on invasions and migrations, dynasties, religion, symbolism and myth in the development of characteristic forms. Hundreds of photographs, engravings, maps, plans and elevations are closely integrated with rigorous but accessible text, resulting in a tome essential for scholars and anyone interested in one of the world's richest architectural traditions.

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Christopher Tadgell is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the Canterbury School of Architecture, Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 1985 he was appointed Morgan Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

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