ISBN 9788175084247,Mughal Style

Mughal Style



India India Book House

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788175084247

ISBN-10 8175084243

Hard Back

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

A visual and intellectual treat awaits the reader of this book, ranging from monumental architecture, sumptuous textiles, a flood of the finest miniature paintings down to exquisitely crafted objects of jade ? all marked by a common aesthetic coherence that is the hallmark of Mughal style. Analyzing the influences that constitute this style ? the Central Asian inheritance, the artistic practices of Persia, and the incalculably rich indigenous tradition ? the book also examines the various materials and techniques through which the Mughals gave expression to their artistic impulses. Representing a period of almost three centuries, these works have retained their unparalleled beauty and sophistication. About the Author George Michell is an architectural historian specializing in ancient Indian architecture. He has directed courses on Asian architecture at the Architectural Association, London. Among his many publications are Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning, Islamic Heritage of the Deccan, The Royal Palaces of India, and Palaces of Rajasthan.