Vijayanagara Mapin Publishing

Vijayanagara

Splendour in Ruins
George Michell
Contributions by Anila Anila Verghese, George Michell, Sophie Gordon, Mike Ware, John Gollings (Preface) Photographs by Alexander Greenlaw

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The photographs in the Alkazi Collection illuminate the progression of sociopolitical life in the subcontinent, through the interdisciplinary fields of ethnography, architecture, anthropology, topography and archaeology. The images cover a wide range of subjects, starting from the emergence of photography in 1840, leading up to the rise of modern India and its independence in 1947. In addition, the Collection holds associated images of colonial South Asia that reveal India’s complex cross-border relations with Burma, Nepal and Ceylon. The photographs highlight the early history and development of commercial photographic studios, the expansion of official photography under the colonial administration, and the important role played by amateur practitioners in the development of the medium. Prominent photographers featured in the Collection include Lala Deen Dayal, Felice Beato, Linnaeus Tripe and Samuel Bourne among others. Vijayanagara: Splendour in Ruins is the second volume in a series that draws upon the holdings of the Alkazi Collection of Photography. These publications are based on current academic investigation of Indian history and culture.

George Michell trained as an architect and as an archaeologist. Between 1980 and 2001 he co-directed an international team of researchers at the Vijayanagara site.

Anila Verghese, Principal of Sophia College, Mumbai, is a historian specialising in the history of Vijayanagara.

Sophie Gordon is Curator, The Royal Photograph Collection, Windsor.

Mike Ware, Honorary Fellow in Chemistry, University of Manchester, studies the history, science, art and conservation of early photography.

• PREFACE: Vijayanagara: Splendour in Ruins

• ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

• LANDSCAPES IN VIJAYANAGARA

• PART ONE: INTRODUCTION

• CHAPTER 1: Vijayanagara in History and Memory

• CHAPTER 2: Vijayanagara Revealed

• PART TWO THE SITE AND ITS MONUMENTS

• Maps

• CHAPTER 3: Sacred Centre

• CHAPTER 4: Royal Centre

• CHAPTER 5: Urban Core

• CHAPTER 6: Suburban Centres

• PART THREE: THE SITE AND ITS PHOTOGRAPHERS

• CHAPTER 7: Greenlaw and His Successors

• CHAPTER 8: Greenlaw’s Calotype Process

• PART FOUR: DOCUMENTATION

• Catalogue of Photographs
• Supplementary Photographs
• Catalogue of Photographs, Drawings and Watercolours from Other Collections
• Glossary of Indian Names and Terms
• Select Bibliography
• Index of Photographers
• Index of Monuments
• Index
ISBN 9788189995034
Pages 252
Number of photographs 164
Size 9.45 x 10.8" (240 x 274 mm), hc
Language(s) English
Co-publisher(s) Mapin with association The Alkazi Collection of Photography New Delhi • London • New York United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Rights Available World rights

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