Indian Interiors

Indian Interiors

by Sunil Sethi
     
 

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

Overview

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 but beautifully hand-painted tribal huts to the L.A. influenced home of a Hollywood star, from a Buddhist house in Ladakh to the most original house designed in India by Le Corbusier. All the interiors here are lavishly photographed and documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836509954
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Interiors (Taschen) Series
Edition description:
25th ed.
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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.

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