Books >> Colour Decoration in Mughal Architecture

(India & Pakistan)


Pp.12+140, Halftone 106 and 8 color plates


This is study of such colour schemes and modes as Glazed-tiling, Stucco and mural Painting, and stone Inlay and Mosaic (including Glass Mosaic) used for architectural decoration in Mughal buildings from Akbar to Shah Jehan (1556-1658), with a thorough historical background. It traces the origin of each art to the remotest antiquity and interprets the hitherto obscure techniques and styles with a view to identify the sources of inspiration and to define the colourfulness of Mughal Architecture.

Chapters :

1. Introduction

2. Glazed Tile Decoration – Architectural Decoration, Ancient Egypt,
Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Persia, Islamic Iran, Medieval India,
Multan and Sindh, Kashi-Kari and its Preparation, Delhi Sultanate,
Man Mandir Gwalior, Chini-Ka-Rauza, Picture Wall of Lahore Fort.

3. Mosaic, Inlay and Glass-Mosaic – Early References, Roman Mosaics,
Early Christian and Byzantine Mosaics in Glass, Muslim Mosaics,
Mosaic in India, Tessellated and Inlaid Mosaics, Inlay at Ranpur
Temple, Akbar’s Tomb Sikandara, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah,
Buildings of Shah Jehan, The Shish Mahal

4. Stucco and Architectural Painting – Ancient Egypt, Ancient
Mesopotamia, Arts of Greeks, The Alexandrian School, Roman Art of
Painting, Ajanta and Bagh, Technique and Material, Indo Muslim
Monuments, Fatehpur Sikri, Jehangiri Mahal, Tomb of Akbar, Tomb of
Itimad-ud-Daulah, Buildings of Shah Jehan, Mughal Intonaco and the



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