Encyclopaedia of Islamic Architecture: India and Central Asia, 3 Vols

By: G.S. Khwaja (Ed.)

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"VOl.1 is based on Islamic Architecture of Arabia, Central Asia and Iran is an updated encyclopaedia of its own kind being first of the three volumes set. It deals with the early concepts of Islamic place of worship, and its evolution in terms of formation and its summation as a well-designed masjid and also that of other religious and secular buildings like mausoleums, hospices, madrasas, palaces, forts, gardens, minars etc. This book throws light on different styles of Islamic Architecture in Asia, particularly on variations during the time of different houses of rulers in Arabia, Iran, central Asia, Anatolia and Iran. Separate chapters have been drawn to depict varieties of styles and material used under different dynasties and houses of Seljuq, Ilkhan, Ottoman, Safavi and Timur. "VOL.2 is well-researched work on Islamic Architecture of Sultans of Delhi and other regional Sultans of pre-Mughal period is an updated encyclopaedia of its own kind being the second of the three volumes?set. It deals with the edifices of early Turk Sultans of Delhi, Khalji, Tughlaq, Sayyid and Lodi Sultans including that of Sher Shah Suri and of course provincial styles of regional Sultans like Bengal, Jaunpur, Gujarat and Malwa among others. Separate chapters have been devoted to define and depict Indo-Islamic architectural innovations in medieval India during Sultanate period and that of regional principalities. This work has discussed at length the blending of two strong cultural currents to be depicted in the form of Indo-Islamic Architecture, in its true spirit. "VOL.3 is well-researched work on Islamic Architecture of the period of great Mughal Emperors of Indian sub-continent is an updated encyclopaedia of its own kind being the third of the three volumes set. It deals with the concepts of Islamic Architecture and its evolution in terms of its perfection during the Mughal rule in medieval India as it was blended with subtleties of Iranian temperaments, delicacy in the dome, its high raised neck and use of Peshtaaq in the portals and facades, laying out of chahar-bagh gardens around etc. This work contains architectural features of the edifices which are considered among the most beautiful buildings of the world.Printed Pages: 1002.

Title: Encyclopaedia of Islamic Architecture: India and Central Asia, 3 Vols

Author Name: G.S. Khwaja (Ed.)

Categories: India, Art, Art History and Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Delhi, India, Bharatiya Kala Prakashan: 2014

ISBN: 8180902919

ISBN 13: 9788180902918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 105057

Keywords: Encyclopaedia of Islamic Architecture: India and Central Asia, 3 Vols G.S. Khwaja (Ed.)