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Le Corbusier : Chandigarh and the modern city : insights into the iconic city sixty years later / edited by Hasan-Uddin Khan ; with Julian Beinart and Charles Correa.

Contributor(s): Khan, Hasan-Uddin | Beinart, Julian | Correa, Charles, 1930-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Ahmedabad] : Ocean Township, NJ : Easthampton, MA : Mapin Publishing ; Grantha Corporation ; Distributed in North America by Antique Collectors' Club, 2009Description: 248 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9788189995119 (Mapin); 9780944142776 (Grantha).Other title: Chandigarh and the modern city : insights into the iconic city sixty years later.Subject(s): Le Corbusier, 1887-1965 | City planning -- India -- Chandīgarh -- History -- 20th century | Architecture -- India -- Chandīgarh -- History | Chandīgarh (India) -- Social conditions | Chandīgarh (India) -- Buildings, structures, etcDDC classification: 720.954552 COR Online resources: Table of contents Summary: The book revisits the Chandigarh and examines its built and social form in terms of today's perspectives, reviewing the changes in the city and to the lives of its inhabitants and its architecture. The idea is to have an internationally known group of scholars, practitioners and critics look at the city through different lenses; to creatively speculate about the city and the way that its original conception has stood up to the pressures of becoming a contemporary Indian city. The notion of reviewing a city's performance, especially a city of such widespread importance, after two generations of existence is not common, and can offer lessons for other cities.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-[232]) and index.

The book revisits the Chandigarh and examines its built and social form in terms of today's perspectives, reviewing the changes in the city and to the lives of its inhabitants and its architecture. The idea is to have an internationally known group of scholars, practitioners and critics look at the city through different lenses; to creatively speculate about the city and the way that its original conception has stood up to the pressures of becoming a contemporary Indian city. The notion of reviewing a city's performance, especially a city of such widespread importance, after two generations of existence is not common, and can offer lessons for other cities.

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