ISBN: 8129108526 Publisher:Rupa & Co. Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 30 cm., pp. 244, fully ills. Year of Publication: 2006
Beneath the ordinary world and everyday life in Bangalore lies an extraordinary landscape, rich in material, language and innovation. Deccan Traverses explores this depth beneath a city that is today, as it has been for tow centuries, a significant force in a global economy. It follows the tracks of artistic/scientific enterprises that put Bangalore on the tracks of artistic/scientific enterprises that put Bangalore on the world map in the late 1700s and early 1800s and set iton a course to becoming the Garden City of India. Through drawings, photographs, texts and historic maps, Deccan Traverses travels this extra ordinary landscape of Bangalore : the beginnings of the survey of the Indian peninsula; the battle drawings and route surveys developed the language of today's maps; the introduction and acclimatisation of plants from across the world; the intricate culture of tanks; the quarrying and ordinary use of one of the oldest rocks on earth; the world behind threaded flowers, silk and stone.
Anuradha Mathur Anuradha Mathur is an architect and landscape architect. She is Associate Professor, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.