Jaipur, A planned City of Rajasthan
25 x 25mm
Alain Borie, Françoise Catalàa and Rémi Papillault
Architecture – Planning
JAIPUR, A planned City of Rajasthan
by Alain Borie, Françoise Cataláa and Rémi Papillault
The book delves into the very heart of the city of Jaipur and its Architecture, exploring the most concealed details, which but a few visitors venture to: shopping galleries, courtyards, houses. The historical, urban and architectural approach to the historic center of the capital of Rajasthan holds many discoveries and happy surprises. The book challenges a number of received ideas about Jaipur’s layout and architecture, and posits a fresh perspective upon ornamentation. Fruit of a close collaboration between several eminent French and Indian architects and teachers, it synthesizes the research work accomplished over the past few years.
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Jaipur is especially famous for the strangeness of its monuments, whether it is the surreal silhouette the Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory of Jai Singh II, or the rococo facade of the Hawa Mahal, crossed by the winds. But, outside the walls of the palace, few visitors take the time to pace the shopping galleries of the bazaars. No one ventures into the courts or pushes the curiosity until entering the houses and talking with the inhabitants. In this book, contrary, authors approach dive into the heart of the city and its architecture in what she has most daily. If this book proposes a historical, urban, architectural and symbolic of the old center of Jaipur, it is not exclusively centered on the monuments of the city. The exploration of the districts has given to the authors many discoveries and of happy surprises. This direct knowledge of the urban fabric has brought them, in passing, rediscover a number of accepted ideas about the layout and architecture of this large city, named World Heritage Site by the UNESCO on July 2019.