A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India

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Orient Blackswan, 2002 - Architecture - 205 pages
In Lucid Language That Speaks To Laymen And Architects Alike, This Book Provides A History Of Twentieth Century Architecture In India. It Examines In Detail The Early Influences On Indian Architecture Both Of Movements Like The Bauhaus As Well As Prominent Individuals Like Habib Rehman, Jawaharlal Nehru, Frank Lloyd Wright And Le Corbusier.

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The book gives a overall idea of the architectural scene in India since independence. Very well written and with the understanding of Indian psyche. Collectively I believe the Indians lack the self expressive talents and attitudes of the west and their whole existence revolves around 'Hero worship'. It is very aptly reflected in the visual arts viz. architecture. Somehow the intellectuals on the whole are always confused on what direction to take and the direction they take in India is always doctored by external influences. The cycle is repeated again and again through generations ad infinitum! This book talks about a process started, but aborted before it reached maturity! No doubt, architecture in India is currently in shambles. 


1920 to 1950
1945 to 1970
1950 to 1980
1965 to 1990
1975 to 1995
1985 to 2000

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