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A million first steps

As you might expect, the British Library has an extraordinary wealth of archive material, including much that is essential study for the serious landscape historian. Its strap line, with some … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Restoring decadence

Decadence is defined as moral or cultural decline as characterised by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury. In terms of Mughal design, Safdarjung’s Tomb in Delhi is a fine example … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

Ruined love…

… or why we should(n’t) put the nose back on the Sphinx. The merits –  or otherwise – of historical conservation was the subject of a splendid debate last week … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 12 Comments

Old Mughal structures and new British lawns

In our first few weeks in India, we have seen several examples of ancient Hindu or Mughal architecture surrounded by gardens that turn out to be partly or largely twentieth … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · 28 Comments

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