ISBN 9783822865316,Indian Interiors

Indian Interiors


Timeless Books



Timeless Books

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9783822865316

ISBN-10 3822865311

Hard Back

Number of Pages 279 Pages
Language (English)

The Arts

"Indian Interiors" leads you closer and deeper into the heart of India. From a Buddhist home on the icy trans - Himalayan fastnesses of Ladakh to life on the boats of Kashmir and the backwaters of Kerala, from the splendour of maharajas' palaces to the painted "havelis" of medieval merchant barons in Gujarat and to mud huts in the Thar desert, it takes you on an intimate tour of India's architecture, lifestyles and living traditions. But "Indian Interiors" also takes a lingering look at the exuberant modernism and unrestrained fantasy of contemporary Indians. It penetrates the exclusive residence that Le Corbusier designed for a family of textile magnates in Ahmedabad, the home of a French embroidery designer in Madras and the Los Angeles-style beachside villa of a "Bollywood" film star. Lovingly photographed and carefully researched, this volume presents a unique view of a unique country.