Palaces of Goa - Models and Types of Indo-Portugese Civil Architecture by: Carita, Helder
Hardcover. London, Cartago, 1st UK, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 224 pages. Color and black & white photography by Nicholas Sapieha. By studying a period of nearly four centuries and examining houses over the entire region of Goa, this lavishly illustrated book, with architectural drawings, attempts to define the specific identity of Indo-Portuguese architecture. It is possible to observe, particularly during the 17th and 18th centuries, a progressive cross-influencing of Indian and Portuguese aesthetic tastes: the resulting mixture has produced a fascinating style of architecture, which this text has captured with more than 200 color photographs.