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Chandigarh Revealed

Le Corbusier's City Today

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In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one of the greatest experiments in urban planning history: to build a new capital-Chandigarh, a city whose monumental modernism promised to free India from the fetters of colonial tradition. Six decades after its founding and on the eve of its becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, photographer and Chandigarh resident Shaun Fynn was granted unprecedented access to turn his lens on Le Corbusier's city and capture what is rarely seen: the living metropolis behind the master plan. Fynn's captivating images of the city and its inhabitants reveal how the poetry of the architect's compositions has been shaped by the tumult of everyday life. Alongside descriptions of the city's architectural highlights, Chandigarh Revealed features a foreword by Le Corbusier authority Maristella Casciato, an essay by architectural historian Vikramaditya Prakash, an interview with M. N. Sharma - one of two surviving members of Le Corbusier's team - and custom-designed maps to orient readers.

Product code: 9781616895815

ISBN 9781616895815
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H238xW311xS28
The city of Chandigarh was one of the early planned cities in the post-independence India and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design.