The book delves into the very heart of the city of Jaipur and its architecture in its most concealed details, to which few visitors venture: shopping galleries, courtyards, houses.
The historical, urban and architectural approach to the historic center of the capital of Rajasthan holds many discoveries and happy surprises. The book challenges a number of received ideas about its layout and architecture, and takes a new look at ornamentation. Fruit of the close collaboration between several eminent French and Indian architects and teachers, it synthesizes the research work accomplished over the past few years.
Alain Borie is an architect and former Professor of Architecture à l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Paris-Malaquais.
Françoise Catalàa, is a sculptor in urban art design. She taught in visual arts at the National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais during 25 years.
Rémi Papillault is an architect and urban planner. He is Professor of Architecture at the National School of Architecture of Toulouse and responsible for the seminar on India held there.
- Introduction by Dr. Sanjeev Vidyarthi
- Chapter 1- The creation of a territiorial city by Rémi Papillault
- Chapter 2- Typology of the houses and havelis by Alain Borie
- Chapter 3- Architectural patterns and Indian spirituality by Françoise Catalàa
- Glossary by Jean-Pierre Catalàa
TitleJaipur, A planned City of Rajasthan
AuthorAlain Borie, Françoise Cataláa, Rémi Papillault