Jodidio Philip, editor. Lahore: A Framework for Urban Conservation. Munich: Prestel, 2019.
The cultural capital of Pakistan, and one of the world’s most historically fascinating cities, Lahore has retained much of its heritage despite centuries of turbulence. Today it remains a vibrant centre of commercial and cultural activity. Since 2007 the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been working to preserve the urban and archi-tectural heritage of the Walled City of Lahore as it embraces the 21st century. This book explores every aspect of that effort, including the strategic master plan, the conservation of monuments and gardens, and the renovation of neighbourhoods, landscapes and infrastructure. It focuses on specific sites, such as the breathtaking Shahi Hammam; the Shahi Guzargah heritage trail; Lahore Fort - a Word Heritage Site; the Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques; and the spectacular mosaic Picture Wall (1617-32) which runs 461 metres along the northern and western fortification walls. This book is an unparalleled exploration of urban renaissance and its ambitious, as well as a thrilling introduction to one of the world's most important cultural cities.