Chandigarh RevealedLe CorbusIer's City Today
The unlikely story of Le Corbusier and Chandigarh has proven itself to be one of modernism’s boldest experiments, breaking from tradition and defining a new future.
- Category: Architecture
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Like all transcendent visionaries, Le Corbusier was adept at taking the iconic and symbolic and using them to fashion his own unique vocabulary. This volume points us towards the way in which his ideas created fertile grounds for architecture and urban planning in Chandigarh, and in India, that encapsulated the visions of the post-war and post-colonial era.
With insightful analyses of multiple buildings across Chandigarh, nicknamed the City Beautiful, the author illuminates the compositional poetry evident in Le Corbusier’s structures and the ways in which the patina of time has changed the city. This volume offers commentary on not just the intentions and plan that shaped Chandigarh, but also the dialogue of what they have become. A visceral journey through a remarkable modernist landscape using the photographic medium, Chandigarh Revealed pays homage to the works of a master with reflective observations of a living city.
Foreword by Maristelal Casciato
Essay by Vikramāditya Prakāsh
Photographs by Shaun Fynn
• Visions for a New Era and the Patina of Time. Introduction by Shaun Fynn
• THE CAPITOL COMPLEX
• HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND RECREATION HOUSING
• COMMERCIAL AND CIVIC CENTRES
• 'L. Corbusier’ and the State of the Nation-State by Vikramaditya Prakash
• Interview with M. N. Sharma
• About the Author & Contributors
|Number of photographs||243 and 5 maps|
|Size||9 x 12" (228 x 305 mm), hc|
|Date of Publishing||2017|
|Rights Available||World rights|