The culmination of ravi kalias trilogy on the formation of capital cities in postcolonial india, gandhinagar joins the historians other two volumes, on chandigarh and bhubaneshwar, in tracing indias efforts to establish its twentieth-century architectural identity kalia explains that gandhinagar, the capital of gujarat, became a battleground for the competing ideals that had surfaced during the building of chandigarh and bhubaneshwar the mill owners of the neighboring city of ahmedabad, backed by indian architect and planner balkrishna doshi, wanted the american louis kahn to build gandhinagar as a worthy rival to le corbusiers chandigarh there was tremendous political pressure to make gandhinagar a purely indian enterprise, partly because the state of gujarat was the birthplace of mahatma gandhi within this context, kalia explores the impact of modernist architecture on india and suggests that this style gained acceptance due to its minimalist design and unadorned spaces further, he explains how two competing versions of indian history and ideology--gandhis and nehrus--employed modernisms ideals for their own separate ends serving two masters, as kalia illustrates, created constrictions and tensions evident in the building of gandhinagar and in the careers of many indian architects, including doshi, charles correa, and achyut kanvinde
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2005. HARDCOVER. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 1st Edition. Large octavo size (8vo) in illustrated boards, 165pp, plates, bibliography, index etc . . . . . [ CONDITION : NEW copy in NEW unclipped Dust Jacket ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . To see more of our books on Architecture type DbbARCH in the Keywords search box. N° de réf. du libraire T42283