The Complete Taj Mahal

By Ebba Koch,

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Leads the reader through the whole complex and gardens of the Taj Mahal, illustrated by hundreds of new photographs and drawings and with an in-depth explanation of each building. This encounter is framed by a complete account of the mausoleum's urban setting, its design and construction, its symbolic meaning, and…

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1 author picked The Complete Taj Mahal as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

It really is ‘complete’ as it claims: this is the most thorough and authoritative account of the design and construction of India’s most famous building. Underpinned by robust scholarship, the story is engagingly told and wonderfully illustrated with many photographs and diagrams. The author visually reconstructs the larger (now lost) series of riverside gardens in Agra, and explains how the Taj Mahal fitted into this unique built environment. 

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