Islamic Architecture of Deccan India (Hardcover)
Embraces the visual diversity of a rare subject, architecture of the Deccan, without sacrificing the vigour of academic study.
Dr George Michell is a world authority on South Asian architecture, and one of the most distinguished living architectural scholars. His research concentrates on the Deccan, Bengal, Gujarat and Southern India. Alongside Dr Helen Philon and Mary Anne Cordeiro, he is co-founder of the Deccan Heritage Foundation. Helen Philon is an Independent scholar with an MPh in Pre-Islamic Persian Art and a PhD on the Bahmani of the Deccan and Early Islamic Deccani architecture. She was the curator of Islamic Art department at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece and has travelled widely throughout the Islamic world focusing the last twenty five years on Deccani architecture and its interaction with vernacular cultures. Antonio Martinelli, a graduate in architecture, is a Venetian photographer of international reputation, based in Paris, who has worked extensively in India since the 1970s. He collaborates with well-known architects and arts magazines, and has published many books and produced several exhibitions not only about India but also Europe and Japan. He brings three passions together in this unique book: photography, India and architecture.