Lucknow : city of illusion / edited by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones ; with a preface by E. Alkazi ; contributions by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones [and others].

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Alkazi Collection of Photography ; Munich ; New York : Prestel, ©2006.
Description
295 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm

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The north Indian city of Lucknow extends along the banks of the river Gomti. Once the centre of a distinctive and highly sophisticated culture it embraced several religious communities and disparate ethnic types. Lucknow was also the site of some of the most violent encounters of the revolt of 1857. As a result, many of its flamboyant and culturally diverse buildings were remorselessly razed to the ground. In this publication, many striking photographs from the Alkazi collection trace the life and death of many of Lucknow's impressive building and architectural complexes. (Back cover).
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-275) and index.
Contents
  • Preface: Illusions of Lucknow / E. Alkazi
  • Introduction
  • The royal palaces / Sophie Gordon
  • Felice Beato's panorama of the great Imambra, 1858 / E. Alkazi
  • Monumental grief: the Bara Imambra / Peter Chelkowski
  • The Husainabad complex and nuances of urban design / E. Alkazi
  • The 'country houses' of Lucknow / Neeta Das
  • The residency and the river / Rosie Llewellyn-Jones
  • La Martinière: an enlightened vision / Nina David.
ISBN
  • 3791331302 ((hardcover))
  • 9783791331300 ((hardcover))
LCCN
2004100612
OCLC
71578839
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