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Wailing Beauty: The Perishing Art of Nawabi Lucknow

Saiyed Anwer Abbas (Author)
Synopsis During the course of his research for writing articles and features the author identified a rich quality of decorative art present in many lesser known religious and secular buildings of the Nawabi period (1775-1856) in Lucknow. These structures are elaborately embellished with stucco and painted art work, mirror mosaic, glass paintings and exquisite calligraphy which is rare, and this is illustrated in this book with 123 coloured pictures (37 full page illustrations). The text provides information on the location, architectural and archaeological status and the speciality of the art work and structures, along with their historical reference.
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About the author

Saiyed Anwer Abbas

Born August 15 1939, Saiyed Anwer Abbas retired recently as lecturer in Electrical Engineering.

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Title Wailing Beauty: The Perishing Art of Nawabi Lucknow
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Saiyed
Language: English
isbn 8175252715
length 128p., Illustrations; Glossary; Bibliography.