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Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9 x 11.75 in. / 144 pgs / 74 color.

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Out of stock indefinitely

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Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 118   

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ISBN 9783775740746 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00

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Calcutta

Chitpur Road Neighborhoods

Edited with foreword by Peter Bialobrzeski. Text by Manish Chakraborti, Florian Hanig.

In 19th-century Calcutta, a financially strong Indian elite emerged under the rule of the British East India Company, building up eclectic Bengali equivalents of industrialists’ mansions, apparent stylistic blends of traditional Mughal architecture with more classical elements. Today the erstwhile magnificent villas and palaces retain only a shred of their former splendor, and it seems only a matter of time before the last stony reminders of a once brilliant Bengali upper middle class disappear for good. Under the guidance of Peter Biaolobrzeski, 21 photography students from the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, captured the fading, crumbling grandeur of this culturally rich heirloom as part of the Kolkata Heritage Photo Project. On April 22, 2007, the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote, "If Calcutta had the appeal of Havana, its palaces would long ago have become the subject of various coffee-table books." With Calcutta, such a book is finally available.
Calcutta

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

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