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Calcutta

Calcutta
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Titel:
Calcutta

Auteur:
Manish Chakraborti

Uitgever:
Hatje Cantz

Publicatiejaar:
2008



Beschrijving

The crumbling splendor of Calcutta's architectural heritage, captured in marvelous photographs.

In nineteenth-century Calcutta, a financially strong Indian elite emerged under the rule of the British East India Company, building up eclectic Bengali equivalents of industrialists' mansions, apparent stylistic blends of traditional Mughal architecture with more classical elements. Today the erstwhile magnificent villas and palaces retain only a shred of their former splendor, and it seems only a matter of time before the last stony reminders of a once brilliant Bengali upper middle class disappear for good.

Under the guidance of Peter Biaolobrzeski, twenty-one photography students from the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen captured the fading, crumbling grandeur of this culturally rich heirloom as part of the Kolkata Heritage Photo Project. On April 22, 2007, the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote, 'If Calcutta had the appeal of Havana, its palaces would long ago have become the subject of various coffee-table books.' At last, this anticipated, unique book is available now.




Specificaties

DB-id11387
TitelCalcutta
SubtitelChitpur Road Neighborhoods
AuteurManish Chakraborti
UitgeverHatje Cantz
BindwijzeHardcover
TaalEngels
Verschenen in2008
ISBN 139783775721066
Pagina's143
Afmetingen238x19x303 mm
Gewicht1170 gr
Trefwoordenarchitectuur, india, catalogus

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