Indian Interiors/Interieurs de L'Inde

Indian Interiors/Interieurs de L'Inde

by TASCHEN
     
 

Residences as rich and eclectic as the landscapes that surround them The sights, smells and sounds of India draw legions of travellers every year in awe of the changing terrain and countryside, but to truly experience the range and diversity of this huge country one needs to gaze into the many, spectacular residences, as rich and eclectic as the landscape that

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Residences as rich and eclectic as the landscapes that surround them The sights, smells and sounds of India draw legions of travellers every year in awe of the changing terrain and countryside, but to truly experience the range and diversity of this huge country one needs to gaze into the many, spectacular residences, as rich and eclectic as the landscape that surrounds them. Indian Interiors provides a longing glimpse into these exotic abodes. India's visual culture is ruled by bright colours, religious decoration and the unrelenting heat of the sun, and designers have responded to this challenge in many ways over the centuries. With this book as guide, you can wander into the restored splendour of ancient Maharajas' palaces, enjoy living in houseboats on the lotus-covered lakes of Kashmir, or cool off in imposing colonial buildings built for British rulers wilting in the tropical heat. This is truly a world of contrasts, as we move from simple to intricate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822835678
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
7.78(w) x 10.44(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for Taschen since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, contemporary art, interiors, and travel.

Internationally acclaimed photographer Deidi von Schaewen was born and brought up in Berlin. She has worked extensively with the international press as a freelance photographer. Barbara Sichtermann, long-time Berlin resident and journalist with the prestigious newspaper "Die Zeit," has published several essays and novels about the city.

Sunil Sethi is a leading journalist, newspaper columnist, and television anchor based in India. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications around the world. Sethi is also the author of Taschen's Indian Interiors.

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