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Romance of the Taj Mahal
Romance of the Taj Mahal
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From the Jacket: The Taj Mahal was built by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife after her death in 1631. It was later to be his own tomb as well. It is without doubt the high point of Mogul artistic achievement and one of the most perfect buildings in the world.

Shah Jahan was a man of complex emotions and intense aesthetic sensibility, passionately concerned with displays of power and status. His wealth was almost without parallel, his range of interests apparently limitless - from flowers to weaponry, from art-collecting to romantic love - and his standards uncompromising. In this volume, the Taj Mahal is the starting point for an exploration of other aspects of Shah Jahan's court and a detailed examination of its architecture, painting, jewellery, objets d'art and textiles. The hundreds of splendid objects illustrated - 96 of them in superb color - have been chosen from outstanding museums and private collections worldwide.

The final chapter examines the 'myth' of the Moguls and of the Taj Mahal, which over the centuries has become a sort of icon of perfection, the Mona Lisa of architecture. Its silhouette is immediately recognizable everywhere. No amount of exposure, however, can dilute its impact or weaken its charm. A closer knowledge of its creator and of the history and background of its creation only adds to that charm and makes the legend real.

About the Authors:

Three of the authors are in the Department of Indian and Southeast Asian Art of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Dr. Pratapaditya Pal is Senior Curator; Dr. Janice Leoshko, Associate Curator; and Stephen Markel, Assistant Curator. The fourth, Dr.Joseph M. Dye,III, is curator of Asiatic Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Contents:

Foreword Earl A. Powell III, Director Preface and Acknowledgement Pratapaditya Pal Introduction Pratapaditya Pal Chapter One Ruler of the world Pratapaditya Pal Chapter Two Mausoleum for an empress Janice Leoshko Chapter Three Artists for the emperor Joseph M. Dye, III Chapter Four Jades, Jewels, and objects d'art Stephen Markel Chapter Five Fabrics, Carpets, and Costumes Joseph M. Dye, III Chapter Six Romance of the Taj Mahal Pratapaditya Pal Notes of the Text Bibliography List of Lenders Index

Romance of the Taj Mahal

Item Code:
NAB121
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1989
ISBN:
8185113173
Size:
10.1" x 9.0"
Pages:
256 (Col. illus.: 96 & B&W illus.:166)
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From the Jacket: The Taj Mahal was built by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife after her death in 1631. It was later to be his own tomb as well. It is without doubt the high point of Mogul artistic achievement and one of the most perfect buildings in the world.

Shah Jahan was a man of complex emotions and intense aesthetic sensibility, passionately concerned with displays of power and status. His wealth was almost without parallel, his range of interests apparently limitless - from flowers to weaponry, from art-collecting to romantic love - and his standards uncompromising. In this volume, the Taj Mahal is the starting point for an exploration of other aspects of Shah Jahan's court and a detailed examination of its architecture, painting, jewellery, objets d'art and textiles. The hundreds of splendid objects illustrated - 96 of them in superb color - have been chosen from outstanding museums and private collections worldwide.

The final chapter examines the 'myth' of the Moguls and of the Taj Mahal, which over the centuries has become a sort of icon of perfection, the Mona Lisa of architecture. Its silhouette is immediately recognizable everywhere. No amount of exposure, however, can dilute its impact or weaken its charm. A closer knowledge of its creator and of the history and background of its creation only adds to that charm and makes the legend real.

About the Authors:

Three of the authors are in the Department of Indian and Southeast Asian Art of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Dr. Pratapaditya Pal is Senior Curator; Dr. Janice Leoshko, Associate Curator; and Stephen Markel, Assistant Curator. The fourth, Dr.Joseph M. Dye,III, is curator of Asiatic Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Contents:

Foreword Earl A. Powell III, Director Preface and Acknowledgement Pratapaditya Pal Introduction Pratapaditya Pal Chapter One Ruler of the world Pratapaditya Pal Chapter Two Mausoleum for an empress Janice Leoshko Chapter Three Artists for the emperor Joseph M. Dye, III Chapter Four Jades, Jewels, and objects d'art Stephen Markel Chapter Five Fabrics, Carpets, and Costumes Joseph M. Dye, III Chapter Six Romance of the Taj Mahal Pratapaditya Pal Notes of the Text Bibliography List of Lenders Index
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