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Maharajas' Palaces

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Product description

Hardback with dust jacket, both in VGC.

With Glossary and Bibliography.
From the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, many Indian princes, nawabs, rajas and maharajas as well as wealthy merchants abandoned their refined traditional lifestyle in order to emulate that of their colonial British occupiers. They commissioned British and European architects to design new palaces in styles ranging from Indo-Saracenic to pseudo-Versailles, brought in artists from abroad to decorate them and lived in an opulence not seen since the court of the Sun King. This book, photographed over a period of several years, shows the remnants of this bizarre mixture of European taste and Oriental vulgarity as seen in the palaces of India's now defunct rulers. Kitsch, exoticism and enchantment reign in a publication that will delight everybody interest in India, the 19th century, the Raj and exotic decoration.

Item details

Author(s):
Raulet, Sylvie
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
32.5 x 25 x 3 cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856674826
ISBN-13:
9780856674822
Number of pages:
295
Publisher:
Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Title:
Maharajas' Palaces

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Hardback with dust jacket, both in VGC.

With Glossary and Bibliography.
From the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, many Indian princes, nawabs, rajas and maharajas as well as wealthy merchants abandoned their refined traditional lifestyle in order to emulate that of their colonial British occupiers. They commissioned British and European architects to design new palaces in styles ranging from Indo-Saracenic to pseudo-Versailles, brought in artists from abroad to decorate them and lived in an opulence not seen since the court of the Sun King. This book, photographed over a period of several years, shows the remnants of this bizarre mixture of European taste and Oriental vulgarity as seen in the palaces of India's now defunct rulers. Kitsch, exoticism and enchantment reign in a publication that will delight everybody interest in India, the 19th century, the Raj and exotic decoration.

Author(s):
Raulet, Sylvie
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
32.5 x 25 x 3 cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856674826
ISBN-13:
9780856674822
Number of pages:
295
Publisher:
Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Title:
Maharajas' Palaces

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