Harper's Bazaar (India) - - HOT LIST -

dorn your bookshelf with these cof­fee-ta­ble col­lectibles that are pure gold dust for lux­ists. The care­fully cu­rated 50 Beau­ti­ful Houses in In­dia is first-of-its-kind com­pi­la­tion that fea­tures In­dia’s most stun­nin abodes. This cof­fee-ta­ble tome from White Flag also com­pile ex­pert opin­ion of ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers from across the countr A pic­to­rial feast, the book is a must-have for art con­nois­seu those who wish to build a house, or even those who sim­ply adm the facets of savvy ar­chi­tec­ture.

An­other of­fer­ing from White Flag tar­gets jet-set­ters who on the look-out for luxe, bou­tique, and ex­otic ho­tels to stay in—th can turn the pages of Ho­tels & Re­sorts in In­dia to take a pick. This book takes us through erst­while palaces which have been trans­formed into her­itage stays by blend­ing tra­di­tion with con­tem­po­rary needs. The book also high­lights how facets of oldworld ar­chi­tec­ture, like court­yards, jaalis, and the sa­cred wells in these prop­er­ties, typ­ify the his­tory of the place. These re­de­fined mod­ern ac­com­mo­da­tions in­spire travel and show­case the heights of luxe-liv­ing in the coun­try.

Vis­ual doc­u­men­ta­tion is a cru­cial el­e­ment that ex­am­ines the na­ture of by­gone eras. A new look at the glory be­fore the Raj is pre­sented in Royal In­dian Por­traits by Roli Books, which pieces to­gether the life of the rulers of princely In­dia. Fea­tur­ing fam­ily por­traits which were com­mis­sioned by these rulers and their kin, these pic­tures cap­ture royalty at their flat­ter­ing best. Com­piled by Pramod Kumar KG, who works for the preser­va­tion of his­tor­i­cal archives, this book lays claim to a col­lec­tion of pre­vi­ously un­pub­lished ma­te­rial and ex­am­ines the well-or­ches­trated drama of these por­traits.

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