Mughal Architecture: An Outline of its History and Development (1526-1858) (Revised Edition)
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Professor of Art Histor, University of Vienna
This book provides a concise and richly-illustrated survey of the history of Mughal architecture and the various influences exerted on the Mughal style by Central Asian-Timurid, earlier Indian and Persian architecture, as well as European engravings. All building types are considered, not only the well-known masterpieces but also country houses, hunting palaces, gardens, mausoleums, mosques, bath houses, bazaars, and other public buildings. Many of these are still unknown to specialists. This unique book, covering the whole range of Mughal architecture and including numerous new photographs and detailed plans, presents the results of the author’s extensive field work in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as Iran and the central Asian region of the Soviet Union. The author’s in-depth knowledge of the original sources provides the reader with invaluable background information.
‘…this handsome, revised, hardcover edition, beautifully printed on glossy paper, is not a reprint but a new edition, incorporating the author’s continuing research and publications…’
Stephen Frederic Dale, Journal of Islamic Studies