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Author: Sunil Sethi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 382288239
Lovingly photographed and carefully researched, this volume presents a unique view of a unique country.
This work leads you closer and deeper into the heart of India. From a Buddhist home in the icy trans-Himalayan fastnesses of Ladakh to life on the boats of Kashmir and the backwaters of Kerala, from the splendor of maharaja's palaces to the painted havelis of medieval merchant barons in Gujarat and to mud huts in Thar desert, it takes you on an intimate tour of India's architecture, lifestyles and living traditions.
But Indian Interiors also takes a lingering look at the exuberant modernism and unrestrained fantasy of contemporary Indians. It penetrates the exclusive residence that Le Corbusier designed for a family of textile magnates in Ahmedabad, the home of a French embroidery designer in Madras and the Los Angeles style beachside villa of a Bollywood film star. Lovingly photographed and carefully researched, this volume presents a unique view of a unique country.
Shut your eyes and say the world India,, wrote Rudyard Kipling in The Jungle Book. It is a rubric worth following and draws legions of travelers every year to explore the breathtakingly diverse and ever-changing landscape of the sub-continent. Indian Interiors carries you straight to the heart of India, taking you from houses in the remote mountain strongholds of Ladakh to richly decorated nomadic homes in the wastelands of Kutch, from the shimmering pleasure palaces of Rajasthan to houseboats on the dream-like lakes of Kashmir.
With this book as guide, you can wander through a Bollywood movie star's villa near Bombay, enter a house in Ahmedabad designed by Le-Corbusier and savour the setting of a sumptuous mansion on a hillside in Goa. This splendid volume captures the very essence of Indian style - many-layered, fragrant and forever enduring.
Deidi van Schaewen studied painting and photography at the school of Applied Arts in Berlin and spent 20 years in Paris. She has worked internationally as a photographer, producing books and exhibiting in Paris, New York and Barcelona. She has photographed both Gardens in France and Gardens of Provence and the Cote d'Azur for Taschen.
Angelika Taschen studied art history, German and history in Heildelberg, obtaining doctorate in 1986. She has been chief editor at the Taschen since 1991, and is in charge of the conception and design of many Taschen titles, including the Interior series. Those of Paris, Morocco, Provence, New York and on the Alps have already been published, whilst other volumes on California, London, Los Angeles, Mexico, Venice and Victorian interior are in preparation.