LKO Lucknow Architectural Travel Guide
126 x 184mm
Architecture – Travel
LKN – LUCKNOW ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE
by Neeta Das
Lucknow gained in importance when Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula shifted here from Faizabad. It flourished first under the Nawabs, then under the British after its annexation in 1856 by the East India Company, and finally as the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in independent India.
One can see the “playful” and “eclectic” buildings of the 18th century as the builders experimented with the traditional ‘Mughal’ styles and the more exotic “European” architecture. This then moves on to the 19th century power statements made by the British into what is generally termed as ‘colonial’ architecture. Finally one can see Art Deco and early Modern examples of architecture which effortlessly blend into the contemporary.
AVAILABLE FROM 2020