Splendours of Imperial India: British Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries

By: Andreas Volwahsen

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An illustrated survey of British colonial architecture that once dominated the landscape of the Indian subcontinent, this book tells a rich and complicated history of imperialism. One of the most revealing legacies of Britain's long history in India is the colonial architecture from the two centuries preceding the struggle for independence. Built to house both occupiers and occupied alike, these imposing buildings, including palaces, mansions, clubhouses, and government offices, represented a hybrid of Western and Eastern sensibilities as their architects sought to plant the flag of British dominance in a foreign culture. Splendours of Imperial India focuses on India's towns and cities, particularly Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras, providing countless illustrations, sketches, and photographs of the many impressive buildings and ruins that dot India's coastlines, hillsides, and valleys. Andreas Volwahsen's informative commentaries highlight the considerable achievements of these magnificent structures while offering insight into the stories these buildings tell about their own and India's history. Printed Pages: 304 with 320 colour illustrations.

Title: Splendours of Imperial India: British Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Author Name: Andreas Volwahsen

Categories: India, Architecture, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Germany, Prestel: 2004

ISBN: 3791330454

ISBN 13: 9783791330457

Binding: Hard Cover with a Slipcase

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 25 Cms x 31 Cms

Seller ID: 032831

Keywords: Imperial Architecture in India British