Publisher: Altrim Publishers, Editor: Alain Borie, ISBN: 9788494933011, Format: Hardcover, 250 x 250mm, 246pp, ills colour and bw
The Indian city of Jaipur is particularly famous for the strangeness of its monuments and the predominantly pink colour of its buildings. Yet this book dives into the heart of the city and its architecture to further examine the history, urbanism, and architecture that have become symbolic of the old centre of Jaipur. Setting out on an exploration of the city’s districts beyond the palace walls, it offers many discoveries and surprises through direct contact with the urban fabric. This leads to an improved understanding of why Jaipur is unusual among pre-modern Indian cities, with its broad avenues dividing six urban quarters, which in turn contain networks of gridded streets.