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Beyond the Taj

Beyond the Taj is a collection of visual and written materials assembled to support instruction and research on South Asian architectural expression in the joint perspectives of architecture and ethnography. The visual core of the collection consists of approximately 7000 photographs of works of architecture, pilgrimage locales and domestic life taken in India and Sri Lanka by Professor Robert D. “Scotty” MacDougall (1940-1987), an anthropologist and an architect.

Image from Beyond the Taj collection

Selected image from the Beyond the Taj collection

Professor Robert MacDougall, (B.Arch 1963, Ph.D. Anthropology, 1971) was a member of the faculty in the Department of Architecture from 1972 until 1987. From 1979-1987 he was the dean of the School of Continuing Education.