Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Art Deco Palace

The Art Deco Palace (1931–1944) is a marvellous example of the influence of the last phase of the European art deco movement. It is poetry in granite, a low two-storey structure with banded horizontal fenestration, curves and bays, which resembles the London underground stations of Charles Holden. http://www.hotelhighpointe.com/images/umaid-bhawan-palace-of-rajasthan.jpgThe palace has six drawing rooms, six dining rooms, and fourteen bedrooms. The decorated subterranean bedroom, with many erotic murals and a bathroom made from seashells are also noteworthy.

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  1. That's the wrong palace: Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur

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