Imperial Delhi: The British Capital of the Indian Empire (Architecture) Andreas Volwahsen - kelloggchurch.org

As architectural historian Andreas Volwahsen discusses the importance of Lutyen’s work he provides a fascinating account of the making of a city: the contentious debates and cultural considerations, the inspiration and the painstaking construction, and finally the ways in which New Delhi has evolved into a. "From the decision to move the capital of British India to the last architectural detail of Viceroy's House, Imperial Delhi: The British Capital of the Indian Empire covers the entire scope of the masterful creation of New Delhi by esteemed architects such as Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. Designated by King George V to replace Calcutta as capital of British India, New Delhi was constructed between 1912 and 1929 under the steady eye of architect Sir Edward Lutyens who sought to bring to this British colony a sense of classicism, order, and institutional beauty. Featuring more than 300 colour and black-and-white illustrations, plans and photographs, this volume presents a comprehensive. Imperial Delhi: the British capital of the Indian empire, Andreas Volwahsen. 3791327887:, Toronto Public Library. The effort by the British Raj to build Imperial New Delhi from scratch in two decades is a tribute to British imperial power at its zenith. Whether you think it was wrong or right of the Raj to brand its imperial power on India forever, in the form of Western classical meets Indian mogul, you can't help but be blown away by the scope and beauty.

1 Transferring the Capital 11 1.1 Requirements of a Capital for the British Raj 18 1.2 Key Players and Key Issues 21 2 Models and Inspiration for the Plan of Imperial Delhi 33 2.1 Paris: Haussmann's Plans for the City Based on Versailles 1862 34 2.2 London:. From the decision to move the capital of British India to the last architectural detail of Viceroy's House, Imperial Delhi: The British Capital of the Indian Empire covers the entire scope of the masterful creation of New Delhi by esteemed architects such as Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. Imperial Delhi by Andreas Volwahsen; 3 editions; First published in 2002; Subjects: British Architecture, Architektur, British influences, OUR Brockhaus selection, Pictorial works,. Imperial Delhi: The British Capitol of the Indian Empire Architecture February 2003, Prestel Publishing. In Imperial Delhi, Sir Edwin Lutyens, British architect in charge of the construction of the new Capital City, designed a Neo Classical imperial axis; the King’s way. In the plan of the city, one principal axis started from the dome of the Viceroy’s house on the Raisina Hill to Shah Jahan’s Friday Mosque. Built within the new capital of British India, the Imperial Record Office:. 1989 An imperial vision: Indian architecture and Britain’s Raj, pp 234–236. Faber and Faber,. Andreas V 2002 Imperial Delhi: the British capital of the Indian Empire, pp 235–237.

Imperial Delhi: The British Capital Of The Indian Empire by Andreas Volwahsen Maybe it is a bit of crude "over-determination", but conspiracy theorists may be tickled by the onrush of Raj nostalgia in the five years of a BJP-led Government in India. The past few years, in particular, has been great for Lutyensiana.

Imperial Delhi: The British Capital of the Indian Empire (Architecture) Andreas Volwahsen

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