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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.

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Title

LKO Lucknow Architectural Travel Guide

Size

126 x 184mm

Authors

Neeta Das

Pages

180

Subject

Architecture – Travel

Characteristics

Paperback

Language

English

ISBN

978-84-122747-1-4

About the author

Neeta Das was born in Agra, India. She is a graduate in Architecture (1987) from CEPT, Ahmedabad, M.S. (Arch.) in Architectural History, Criticism, & Pedagogy (1995) from the University of Cincinnati, USA, a Ph.D. from SPA Delhi/ Lucknow University (2004), and specialist in conservation from Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, London (2004) and Scottish Lime Center, Charlestown (2013 & 2015). In 2012, she was awarded the Post Doctoral Fellowship by the Indian Council for Historic research, New Delhi.

She is a practicing conservation architect, lecturer and a prolific writer. She has authored several books on the 18th and 19th century architecture and their conservation for relevant publishers. Das has lectured widely in national and International forums. She is currently a visiting faculty at CEPT (Ahmedabad) and also runs a private practise in Kolkata.

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