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Author Nath, Aman.

Title Dome over India : Rashtrapati Bhavan / Aman Nath ; photography by Amit Mehra ... [and others]
Published New Delhi : President's Secretariat ; Mumbai, India : India Book House ; Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Wappingers' Falls, NY, USA : Distributed by Antique Collectors' Club, [2002]


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Description 149 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 34 cm
regular print
Summary "The magnificent edifice of Rashtrapati Bhavan, formerly Government or Viceroy's House, is a 'palace' bigger than Versailles. The last great expression of British imperial might, it has witnessed several events central to modern Indian history, and is today the official residence of the President of India. Written from an Indian perspective, this comprehensive work presents the many aspects of Rashtrapati Bhavan." "Opening with the historical context surrounding the creation of New Delhi, Dome Over India: Rashtrapati Bhavan examines the complex behind-the-scenes discussions that took place before work could begin on the building. The central figure here is that of the architect, Edwin Landseer Lutyens who, dismissive of Indian tradition, was eventually coerced into 'Indianizing' its design. Aman Nath provides a fresh interuptation of the controversies that surround the legacy of this complex personality." "Dome Over India takes the reader on a tour of Rashtrapati Bhavan, from the Buddhist-inspired dome, through the formal ceremonial halls, and into the splendid Mughal Garden, with a mix of history, anecdote and architectural analysis revealing the imposing structure as never before. The people who have visited and lived and worked in this vast building - viceroys and presidents, heads of state and ambassadors, artists and freedom fighters - all form part of the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan." "Illustrated, with over two hundred specially commissioned photographs combined with archival material, Dome Over India will be an exhilarating experience for anyone interested in history, architecture and interiors."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Lutyens, Edwin Landseer, Sir, 1869-1944.
Rashtrapati Bhavan (New Delhi, India)
Architecture -- India -- New Delhi -- British influences.
Official residences -- India.
Presidents -- Dwellings -- India.
Palaces -- India -- New Delhi.
SUBJECT New Delhi (India) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Mehra, Amit.
India. President's Secretariat.
LC no. 2003305025
ISBN 8175083522
Other Titles Rashtrapati Bhavan