Gothic Architecture

Mumbai / India

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Mumbai's neo-Gothic buildings represent 'high fashion' of the 19th century when there was a significant European influence upon world affairs and the world shared common perceptions of style. In Mumbai, the confluence of these varied forces created an Indian neo-Gothic style of a rare charm that was boldly expressive. The buildings' site-specific 'handmade' appearance is unusual for their time, showcasing as it does the various communities of India, and its animals, plant life, historic and distinguished local citizens in sculptural detail. The finely carved Indian stone and exceptional tile and interior woodwork details set new standards for design excellence in the subcontinent. - Dr.Christopher W London (Author and Architectural Historian)
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    Mumbai's neo-Gothic buildings represent 'high fashion' of the 19th century when there was a significant European influence upon world affairs and the world shared common perceptions of style. In Mumbai, the confluence of these varied forces created an Indian neo-Gothic style of a rare charm that was boldly expressive. The buildings' site-specific 'handmade' appearance is unusual for their time, showcasing as it does the various communities of India, and its animals, plant life, historic and...

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