ISBN 9780670085651,Delhi : Phoenix City

Delhi : Phoenix City

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Jhabvala

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ISBN 9780670085651
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780670085651

ISBN-10 0670085650
Binding

Hard Back

Language (English)
Subject

Art & Photography

Key Features The book has beautiful and unique illustrations, andlively text. Delight for all those who love Delhi's historic monuments.And it will awaken in others a desire to explore the city'slesser known treasures About the Book: Delhi: Phoenix City A delight for those who love Delhi's historicmonuments! C.S.H. Jhabvala, a renowned architect, is also aremarkably gifted artist. His unrivalled knowledge of Delhi's history is evident in this book, as is his eye for thecity's quirky corners, its chaos and colour. For his Delhi isa city not just of palaces, mosques and tombs, but alsoof obscure streets and squares, of overgrown gardens,crumbling bungalows and urban villages. Successive dynasties, rulers and epochs have created their own Delhis,and though much has been demolished, uprooted or hemmed in by newconstructions in the process, the remains of all these different Delhisstill survive. In his wanderings around Delhi, the author has stumbledupon them, and recorded his discoveries in informative and entertainingwords, as well as wonderfully evocative pencil sketches. Together, theseconstitute an invaluable record of the many ineradicable Delhi that coexistwith the modern metropolis - from the remains of ancient Hindutemples used to construct the 12th-century monuments of the Sultanate, tothe buildings, villages and neighbourhoods created by the Tughlaqs, theLodis, the Mughals and the British Raj. About the Author: C.S.H. Jhabvala C.S.H. Jhabvala was for many decades a highly respected practicingarchitect in Delhi, and dean of the School of Architecture. Since hisretirement, he divides his time between Delhi and New York. Delhi-Phoenix City is a sequel to his acclaimed first book, Delhi- Stones andStreets (Ravi Dayal Publisher).

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