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CALCUTTA: CHITPUR ROAD NEIGHBORHOODS. Reprint. Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2016. First published 2008 {Worldwide 68995}. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 144 pp. with 74 col. 29 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783775740746 In English.
Publisher's description: In 19th-century Calcutta, a financially strong Indian elite emerged under the rule of the British East India Company, building up eclectic Bengali equivalents of industrialists' mansions, apparent stylistic blends of traditional Mughal architecture with more classical elements. Today the erstwhile magnificent villas and palaces retain only a shred of their former splendor, and it seems only a matter of time before the last stony reminders of a once brilliant Bengali upper middle class disappear for good. Under the guidance of Peter Biaolobrzeski, 21 photography students from the Hochschule fur Kunste in Bremen, Germany, captured the fading, crumbling grandeur of this culturally rich heirloom as part of the Kolkata Heritage Photo Project. On April 22, 2007, the Suddeutsche Zeitung wrote, "If Calcutta had the appeal of Havana, its palaces would long ago have become the subject of various coffee-table books." With Calcutta, such a book is finally available.
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Worldwide Number: 813868
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