Author:Vibhuti Sachdev and Giles Tillotson

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Jaipur City Palace

By: Vibhuti Sachdev & Giles Tillotson (Authors)

Price: $16.87

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lustre Press/Roli Books:

Seller ID: 108618

ISBN: 8174365699

Condition: New


The City Palace of Jaipur was established in 1727 by one of the most distinguished figures in Indian history, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who is remembered today as a statesman and astronomer. From the date of its foundation until 1949, his palace served as the main residence of Sawai Jai Singh's successors and as the centre of the Jaipur court administration. Today the palace includes a privately owned museum of courtly arts. Historically one of India's most important royal complexes, the Jaipur City Palace was always much more than the residence of a maharaja. It was also a site of religiou... View more info

Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City

By: Vibhuti Sachdev and Giles Tillotson

Price: $33.00

Publisher: London, UK, Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020482

ISBN: 0195663535

Condition: New


Jaipur in Rajasthan is famous for its palaces and museums, its craft traditions and its characteristic pink shops and houses. A planned city within walls, it was built in pre-modern times according to a distinctive Indian body of theory known as vastu vidya. Later, as Indian architecture developed in response to British and subsequent post-colonial policies, this system became increasingly marginalized and fragmented, decreasingly practised and understood. A chasm divides today's architecture from the principles that guided the city's first builders. Building Jaipur is an essay in intellectual... View more info