Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Architecture

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Contemporary architecture not only in India but also around the world is indebted to Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, the Swiss-French architects. Le Corbusier has left an indelible mark on the architecture and intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. This book is a pioneering attempt to cover the entire Indian works of these two architects. Besides Chandigarh, it covers Le Corbusier's works at Ahmedabad and also Bhakra Dam at Nangal. It also discusses Pierre Jeanneret's lesser-known projects like Talwara in Punjab; Sundernagar, Pandoh and Slapper townships in Himachal Pradesh and the Medical College at Rohtak in Haryana. It analyzes even those projects which never saw the light of the day. It examines the full and extraordinary range of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret's ideas which encompass contemporary town planning, innovative use of space and modular standardization. With a rich, explanatory and penetrating text, this treatise is a retrospection of creative aspects, as well as, limitations of their works. This is the most serious appraisal of how these architects overcame all the professional problems and found solutions within the Indian context. Throughout the book, the authors discuss the architectural works of the masters and their impact on the Indian architectural scene. Approximately 56 projects designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret are presented along with almost 40 works of Indian architects which show the influence of their philosophy.Additional information is available on the book's website: www.bahga.in/corbusier-jeanneret-book/


  • Authors: Sarbjit Bahga, Surinder Bahga
  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495906251
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm