Monumental India

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Monumental India presents breathtaking panoramic views of North India's famed monuments and sites as well as little-known architectural gems. Produced in a landscape format and including stunning multipage gatefolds, it covers many fascinating varieties of styles and periods and features sprawling Hindu and Jain temple complexes, imposing Islamic tombs and mosques, serene Buddhist monasteries and stupas, colonial and royal palaces, and majestic forts. The camera enters magnificent darbar halls where maharajas ...

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Hardcover. Folio. Oblong. 2008. 224 pgs. Tipped in signed print from Amith Pasricha present (#1229 of 1250). Illustrated. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ. ... No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-172; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 224 pages; Signed by Author Read more Show Less

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Bx-172 2008 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover. Folio. Oblong. 2008. 224 pgs. Tipped in signed print from Amith Pasricha present (#1229 of 1250). ... Illustrated. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-172; Folio 13"-23" tall; 224 pages; Signed by Author. Read more Show Less

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Monumental India presents breathtaking panoramic views of North India's famed monuments and sites as well as little-known architectural gems. Produced in a landscape format and including stunning multipage gatefolds, it covers many fascinating varieties of styles and periods and features sprawling Hindu and Jain temple complexes, imposing Islamic tombs and mosques, serene Buddhist monasteries and stupas, colonial and royal palaces, and majestic forts. The camera enters magnificent darbar halls where maharajas once held formal audience, and the opulent interiors of their private apartments, with mirrored decorations, chandeliers, and luxurious brocades.

 

Beginning high in the Zanskar Mountains, Amit Pasricha photographs the 13th-century Thiksey Monastery that clings to a hillside in Ladakh. In Chandigarh, he captures Le Corbusier's revolutionary design that altered the course of modern Indian architecture, and in Agra and Delhi, the iconic Taj Mahal and the colonial North and South Blocks. He travels across the deserts of Rajasthan to the massive 15th-century Rajput fort of Kumbalgarh, and crosses the plains to Madhya Pradesh for the sparkling Jai Vilas Palace and the 2nd-century BCE Sanchi stupa, ending this incredible journey at the prehistoric Bhimbetka Caves

 

Amit Pasricha enlists the elements - sun, snow, mist, and cloud - to give the photographs cosmic drama, and his mastery of the panoramic format underscores the majesty of nature and the glory of manmade structures. His images capture the broad sweep of an edifice along with its finest, most intricate details. Aman Nath's insightful text completes this beautiful collection of photographs, making Monumental India a limited edition to be preserved and treasured.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780865651975
  • Publisher: Vendome Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 14.60 (w) x 20.50 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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About the PHOTOGRAPHER

Amit Pasricha lives in New Delhi, India and comes from a family of photographers. He is a remarkable architectural and social documentary photographer, and specializes in the panoramic format. His photographs have been published in several books, including Dome over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan, Horizons: The Tata-India Century, and India: Then & Now. His work has been exhibited in India, London, and New York.

About the AUTHOR
Aman Nath has a master's degree in history. He has traveled extensively in North India and is engaged in the restoration of historical properties now run as a heritage chain of Neemrana "non-hotel” Hotels. Nath has also been actively involved with India's contemporary art since the 1970s. He is the author of several books including Jaipur: The Last Destination, Dome Over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Horizons: The Tata-India Century.

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