Whitewash, Red Stone: A History of Church Architecture in Goa


Sandhya Rao

Paperback    9789380403007


Whitewash, Red Stone is the first ever published, comprehensive history of Catholic-church architecture in Goa, from the first churches built in that territory in the early 16th century to the first contemporary churches built in the 1950s.



Beginning with the churches in and around Old Goa, the book goes on to discuss the peculiarities of other churches scattered through Goa, aiming at demonstrating that the churches of Goa were Indian Catholicism’s first and foremost cultural manifestation.

Paulo Varela Gomes is an Architectural historian based in Coimbra, Portugal. He was, till recently, Director of Fundacao Oriente India at Panjim, Goa. He was also the presenter of two television documentary series for Portuguese television, one of which was about the Portuguese in India (O Mundo de Cá, 1995).

Contains over 200 illustrations.

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Paulo Varela Gomes

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Yoda Press





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