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Kashgar by George Michell
Book DescriptionFour thousand kilometers from Beijing, and over one thousand five hundred kilometers from the regional capital Urumqi, Kashgar is one of the most remote cities in the world. But until the early twentieth century it was known as the 'pivot' of central Asia, a key cog in the 'great game', and before that one of the principal way stations on the Silk Road. Today it remains one of the most complete historical urban centers in China and its celebrated Sunday Market is one of the most vibrant in central Asia. Still traditionally Muslim it is nonetheless home to countless migrants, and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in China. Now for the first time its history and character are celebrated in the photographs of one of Australia's most highly regarded photographers, accompanied by a deeply informed but readable text by two leading architectural and archeological students of the region, with a Chinese colleague.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780711229136
(285mm x 250mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Michell
Late Temple Architecture of India, 15th to 19th Centuries, Hardback (March 2015)
This volume is the first comprehensive account of temple architecture in India during the period of Sultanate, Mughal, and British rule. For the most part neglected in historical surveys of Indian architecture, the temples that appear here are of interest for the startling diversity of their forms, structural techniques, and aesthetic qualities.
Majesty of Mughal Decoration, Hardback (October 2007)
Contains decorative motifs with architectural details and crafted objects from the traditions of Mughal art. This book contains close-up details of wall reliefs, inlaid metal hookah bowls, carpets, jade sword hilts, gilded borders of miniature paintings and embroidered shawls and places these works in their historical and architectural context.
Hindu Art and Architecture, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by George Michell
The art of Hinduism constitutes one of the world's greatest traditions. Michell's new survey examines the entire period, covering shrines consecrated to Hindu cults and works of art portraying Hindu divinities and semi-divine personalities.
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Author Biography - George Michell
George Michell trained as an architect and obtained a PhD in Indian Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has carried out research on many historical sites in India including, most recently, the ruined city of Vijayanagara in Karnataka. John Gollings is one of Australia's leading landscape photographers whose work has been widely published in books and magazines. Marika Vicziany is a professor of archeology at Monash University, Australia. Yen Hu Tsui in an archeologist in Beijing.
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