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Maps of Delhi

Pilar Maria Guerrieri (Author) A.G. Krishna (Foroward)

This groundbreaking publication presents an exquisite study of the maps of Delhi, from the onset of the 19th century till the master plan of 2021. It is the first organised collection of the maps of the city, a breathtakingly illustrated cartographic history of the capital. Dr Guerrieri has described each map individually, elaborating on its idiosyncrasies, aesthetic details, and rich historical information. The book includes a chronology of magnificent ancient and modern hand-drawings as also digital maps of the city. The evolution of planning and architecture, which elegantly unfolds through the maps, mirrors the political, social, and historical progression of the capital. Maps of Delhi is both beautiful and stimulating, while also offering deeply insightful commentary for the most discerning of scholars, and is an indisputable milestone for those wanting to research the capital. The book reveals, as A.G. Krishna Menon notes in the foreword, the charm of printed maps and the many pleasures and insights they offer when they are physically handled. It brings to light how Delhi is, truly, ‘a city of cities’.

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About the authors

Pilar Maria Guerrieri

Pilar Maria Guerrieri Holds a PhD in Architectural Design, Architectural Composition, Criticism and Theory from Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Delhi, and Westminster University, London. She has conducted extensive research on European and Indian cultures, the development of megacities, and the effects of cultural exchanges, with primary focus on Delhi, pre- and post-Independence, and is currently developing a research project on European legacies in Delhi from 1991 until present day. Pilar is currently Associate Professor of History of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano branch of a renowned Indian university and is also the Commissioning Editor, India, for the International art publishing house Skira. She has published in numerous international journals and participated in various national and international conferences. This is her first book.

A.G. Krishna

A.G. Krishna Menon Is an architect, urban planner, and conservation consultant practising in Delhi for over 40 years. He is actively engaged in research and has also been involved in urban conservation, and, in 2004, drafted the INTACH Charter for the Conservation of Unprotected Architectural Heritage and Sites in India. He is currently the Convener of the Delhi chapter of INTACH.

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Bibliographic information

Title Maps of Delhi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.03.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Niyogi Books
Language: English
isbn 9789385285509
length 432p., 130gsm Art Paper; Matt All Colour; 5 Photographs; & 61maps; 290×290.