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    Monumental India (Hardback) By (author) Amit Pasricha, By (author) Amin Nath, By (photographer) Amit Pasricha, Foreword by William Dalrymple

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    DescriptionMonumental India presents breathtaking panoramic views of North India's famed monuments and sites as well as little-known architectural gems. Produced in a landscape format and including stunning multipage gatefolds, it covers many fascinating varieties of styles and periods and features sprawling Hindu and Jain temple complexes, imposing Islamic tombs and mosques, serene Buddhist monasteries and stupas, colonial and royal palaces, and majestic forts. The camera enters magnificent darbar halls where maharajas once held formal audience, and the opulent interiors of their private apartments, with mirrored decorations, chandeliers, and luxurious brocades. Beginning high in the Zanskar Mountains, Amit Pasricha photographs the 13th-century Thiksey Monastery that clings to a hillside in Ladakh. In Chandigarh, he captures Le Corbusier's revolutionary design that altered the course of modern Indian architecture, and in Agra and Delhi, the iconic Taj Mahal and the colonial North and South Blocks. He travels across the deserts of Rajasthan to the massive 15th-century Rajput fort of Kumbalgarh, and crosses the plains to Madhya Pradesh for the sparkling Jai Vilas Palace and the 2nd-century BCE Sanchi stupa, ending this incredible journey at the prehistoric Bhimbetka Caves Amit Pasricha enlists the elements - sun, snow, mist, and cloud - to give the photographs cosmic drama, and his mastery of the panoramic format underscores the majesty of nature and the glory of manmade structures. His images capture the broad sweep of an edifice along with its finest, most intricate details. Aman Nath's insightful text completes this beautiful collection of photographs, making Monumental India a limitededition to be preserved and treasured.


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    Title
    Monumental India
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amit Pasricha, By (author) Amin Nath, By (photographer) Amit Pasricha, Foreword by William Dalrymple
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 366 mm
    Height: 516 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 4,468 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780865651975
    ISBN 10: 0865651973
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTM, HBJF
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 954
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    DC21: 954
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    DC22: 954
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 625
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000, TRV003040
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS408 .P37 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AJ, WTM, WTH, NHF
    Publisher
    Vendome Press
    Imprint name
    Vendome Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY