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Synopsis: 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.
Title: Taj Mahal
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 2787648654
Book Description Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FCKX0004OL
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Book Description Abbeville Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1558596178
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Book Description Abbeville Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 123494615
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Book Description Abbeville Press October 1993, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 219491
Book Description Abbeville Press Publishers. 1993, 232pp. Illustrated. Cloth. With dustjacket. In very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 1516
Book Description Abbeville Press 1993-10-19, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1558596178. Bookseller Inventory # 585100