taj - Preston, Diana & Michael Preston. Taj Mahal: Passion...

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Taj Mahal : Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire. Walker. Apr. 2007. c.336p. photogs. bibliog. index. ISBN 0-8027-1511-7 [ISBN 978-0-8027-1511-1]. $26.95. HIST The Taj Mahal (1631), one of the Seven Wonders of the World, has been beautifully exalted in the hands of the Prestons (coauthors, A Pirate of Exquisite Mind), Oxford- trained historians living in London. They skillfully unveil the history of the 16th-19th- century Mogul Empire, especially its architecture, campaigns, and court life. Drawing on Mogul and Indian original sources, individual accounts of Europeans travelers to the Indian Subcontinent, and various scholarly sources, the authors set the Taj Mahal in context and acknowledge the existence of unresolved questions, such as who the architect was. The map of India, genealogy, and pictures of Mogul architecture and gardens will help novice historians to understand better this era in India. The Prestons' occasional use of contemporary and later poetry enriches the work. If one is looking for an administrative study of the Mogul dynasty, this book doesn't offer much; it is, however, a reliable source for readers wanting to understand the splendor of the Taj Mahal in historical context. Recommended for academic and public libraries with collections in Indian history. Title: The Taj Mahal Authors: Beddow, Tim Source: Architectural Digest ; Sep2008, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p233-239, 7p, 13 color Document Type: Article Subject Terms: * INTERIOR decoration * INTERIOR architecture * Geographic Terms: BOMBAY (India) INDIA Company/Entity: NAICS/Industry Codes : 541410 Interior Design Services Abstract: The article reports on a refurbishing project which was completed on the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Mumbai, India which was completed in 2008 by the Malaysia based interior design firm Lim, Teo & Wilkes Design Works. A discussion of the history , features and interior design and architecture of the hotel is presented.
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Full Text Word Count: 1062 ISSN: 00038520 Accession Number: 34559596 Persistent link to this record (Permalink): Database: Academic Search Premier Translate Full Text: HTML Full Text The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Contents 1. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai Section: SPECIAL TRAVEL SECTION: TRAVEL: HOTELS: India India • California • Bahrain REFURBISHING THE LANDMARK PROPERTY ON THE PORT OF MUMBAI Interior Design by Lim, Teo + Wilkes Design Works The Taj , as the hotel is affectionately known, has stood proudly next to the Gateway of India for over 80 years — and, in fact, preceded it by 20. (Before the gate was built, the hotel was the first sight for ships coming into the Bombay port). From the beginning, the scale and magnificence
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