Ahmedabad 600: Portraits of a City Hardcover – 1 Dec 2011 by Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan
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The Walking Tour City Guide series provides an engaging bridge between conventional tourist books that contain less information on architecture and academic books that are often too specialized. A Walking Tour: Ahmedabadthe first to focus on an Indian cityprovides hand-drawn illustrations, taking the reader from building to building, providing information on its history, architectural styles, its owners and architects. Focusing on the blend of medieval and modern architecture in Ahmedabad, the authors explore the magnificent old city and the historic pol houses. They also shed light on the buildings built by modern masters such as Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. From havelis and temples, to mosques, markets, and buildings made possible because of Mahatma Gandhi, the authors provide a lively, illustrated tour through this city which has seen Mughal, Maratha and British influences in its culture, food and architecture.