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JAIPUR a planned city of the eighteenth century in Rajasthan

by Alain Borie, Françoise Cataláa and Rémi Papillault

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 us, 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.

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Title

Jaipur, a planned city of the eighteenth century in Rajasthan

Size

25 x 25mm

Authors

Alain Borie, Françoise Cataláa and Rémi Papillault

Pages

280

Subject

Architecture – Planning

Characteristics

Hard cover

Language

English

ISBN

978-84-949330-1-1

   Publication date

February 2020