Description

The Guide to the Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent

Takeo Kamiya
Translated by Geetha Parameswaran

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  • Published: 2005
  • Subject Listing: Architecture
  • Bibliographic information: 576 pp., 1800 color photos, 6 x 19 in.
  • Territorial rights: North America Only
  • Distributed for: Architecture Autonomous
  • Contents

This guidebook introduces the architecture of the Indian subcontinent including Bangladesh in great detal, revealing a great architectural culture that is richly different from that in Japan, Europe, and America. It gives the armchair traveler a visual feast with a large number of photographs, which will transport the reader to the site without having to actually travel to these magnificent but far-flung monuments. Indian architecture through the ages is included, from ancient times to the present day, along with Islamic architecture and Colonial style architecture during the British rule. Important buildings are illustrated with many photographs of the exteriors and interiors.
Takeo Kamiya is a Japanese architect; this book is the result of twenty years of study and travel.
Contents
Map Index
Getting Around
An Introduction to Indian Architecture
Publisher's Note

North India
Travel Information
Jammu and Kashmir
- Kashmir
- Ladakh
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Delhi
Uttar Pradesh

East India
Travel Information
Sikkim
Bihar
West Bengal
Bangladesh
Orissa

Western India
Travel Information
Rajasthan
Gujarat

Central India
Travel Information
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Goa

South India
Travel Information
Andhra Pradesh
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Kerala

List of Sources and References
Data and Index
Glossary
Bibliography
Index of Architects
Index of Places and Buildings
General Index
Indian Architectural History / Timeline
Postscript
Author's Profile
Publisher's Profile
Editors' Profiles
Translator's Profile
Reviews

"A unique guide for understanding and experiencing the rich architectural history of India."
-Multicultural Review