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Chandigarh's Le Corbusier : the struggle for modernity in postcolonial India

Author: Vikramaditya Prakash
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2002.
Series: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story that lies behind the planning and architecture of Punjab's capital, Chandigarh. This title traces the cultural preconceptions and influences that produced Le Corbusier's, the icon of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier; Le Corbusier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vikramaditya Prakash
ISBN: 0295982071 9780295982076
OCLC Number: 49285626
Description: viii, 179 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the "East-West" opposition in Chandigarh's Le Corbusier --
The master plan : contesting conceptions of the modern --
The Capitol Complex : the Rousseauesque Garden of Eden --
The Capitol buildings : the aesthetics of the High Court and the Assembly --
Architectural symbolism and the vagaries of political claims --
Afterword : notes on inheriting a postcolonial modernism.
Series Title: Studies in modernity and national identity.
Responsibility: Vikramaditya Prakash.
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Chandigarh's Le Corbusier offers a welcome introduction to the complexities of the intersections between Modern art and architecture and the non-Western world. * Architectural Record *

 
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