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Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan: The Maharaja of Palaces
Product Code: Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan: The Maharaja of Palaces
Umaid Bhawan Palace, the magnificent home of the Jodhpur royal family and now one of India's most famous luxury palace hotels, is India's last great royal residence. Strikingly Art Deco in many aspects, it also seamlessly incorporates elements from traditional Indian architecture. With 347 splendid rooms, stunning carved stone motifs throughout, paintings and furnishings designed by the famous artist Stefan Norblin, and soaring central dome, it is a unique and elegantly spectacular building. Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan traces the history and evolution of the palace, with superb photographs, detailed analysis, and charming anecdotes of the sparkling life within.
Book by art historian Aman Nath, with text by Fred R. Holmes and Ann Newton Holmes. Published by India Book House and the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, 2008. Hardcover, size 11.25" x 13" (28.6 cm x 33 cm), 172 pages.