Victoria Lautman on the Vanishing Stepwells of India

Sunday, June 23, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Fowler - Lecture/Classroom - A139


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Free and open to the public.


Fowler Museum at UCLA
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India’s palaces, forts, temples, and tombs are on every tourist itinerary and in every guidebook. The country’s magnificent subterranean stepwells, however, remain largely unknown within and outside the country. Victoria Lautman has documented hundreds of stepwells and traces the history of these astonishing structures in her lecture.

A book signing and light refreshments follow the program.

Related Exhibition: India’s Subterranean Stepwells
Photographs by Victoria Lautman Since the 5th century, stepwells have served as water-harvesting systems that descend into the earth and enable communities to access the water table or rainwater gathered below. A selection of 46 photographs by journalist Victoria Lautman captures the diversity and sublime beauty of these architectural marvels. 

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