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Heritage of the Mughal world : the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme

Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Trade edition]View all editions and formats
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"From 1526-1857, the Mughal Empire presided over an extended period of peace, prosperity, and unprecedented artistic achievement in the Indian subcontinent. Highlighting valuable conservation and restoration projects carried out by the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, this illustrated book, with texts written by noted specialists in each field, explores the cities, buildings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Jodidio
ISBN: 9783791353791 3791353799 9783791365503 3791365509
OCLC Number: 918791814
Description: 296 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Part I. The Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme: Afghanistan, India and Pakistan : The relevance of the Mughal Empire today --
The case for a portfolio of Mughal projects --
Part II. The Mughal Empire through the ages : The Mughal period: a pluralist society ; The syncretic culture of Hindustan ; The image of Mughal architecture ; Mughal gardens: history, geography and culture --
Part III. Traces of the Mughal world today: revalorized heritage : Kabul : The significance of Bagh-e Babur ; Reconstructing Babur's grave enclosure ; Restoring Babur's garden --
Delhi : The area of Humayun's tomb ; Humayun's tomb site museum ; Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti ; Sunder nursery: conservation and landscape --
Hyderabad : Qutb Shahi Heritage Park --
Lahore : The walled city of Lahore --
The Mughal tradition in gardens : A Mughal garden for a new world: an Islamic garden in Edmonton --
Inspired by the Garden of Paradise: The Aga Khan Park in Toronto --
Sites of Mughal heritage --
Map of the Mughal Empire in 1707.
Other Titles: Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
Responsibility: edited by Philip Jodidio.

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This beautifully illustrated book explores the historic cities, buildings and gardens that flourished during the Mughals' three-century rule, highlighting valuable conservation and restoration  Read more...

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"One delightful surprise is the plan for a traditional Islamic garden to be built in, of all places, Edmonton, Alberta." --StarTribune

 
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