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Author Högner, Bärbel

Title Chandigarh : living with Le Corbusier / Bärbel Högner ; with contributions by Clemens Kroll, Arthur Rüegg, Arno Lederer ; and a conversation with M.N. Sharma

Publ Info Berlin : Jovis Verlag, [2010]
 RWU Arch  ARCH HT169.57.I52 C53 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
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Note In the nineteen-fifties the architectural profession turned its gaze towards India where Le Corbusier had been commissioned to build an ideal modern city. Today, Chandigarh is a pulsating metropolis while, at the same time, the originally planned city was able to retain its garden city character. In her extensive urban portrait, the photographer and ethnologist Bärbel Händel investigates the alleged contradiction between European modernism and Indian lifestyle. This book presents a range of photographs and texts that exemplify the local modernism of the gesamtkunstwerk that is Chandigarh. With ethnographic flair, the author looks at the adoption of the star architect's systems of rules and regulations. Alternating between architecture and scenes from daily life, her images paint a multifaceted picture of "Living with Le Corbusier" in this unique planned city in India
LC subject City planning -- India -- Chandigarh
Architecture -- India -- Chandigarh -- History -- 20th century
Chandgarh (India) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Chandgarh (India) -- Social life and customs
New towns -- India
Garden cities -- India -- Chandigarh
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965
Add Author Kroll, Clemens
Rüegg, Arthur, 1942-
Lederer, Arno
Sharma, Mahendra Narain, 1932-
ISBN 9783868591378