In these free-wheeling public Dialogues, seven of India's seniormost architects who have played a significant role in shaping the country's architecture, urban design and planning describe how they resolved for themselves the problem of being inspired by events leading up to industrialization in the West and creative movements there, and finding relevant solutions in this country of diversity, ancient history, that had become independent from colonial rule. The discussions with Achyut P. Kanvinde, Raj Rewal, Anant Raje, Hasmukh C. Patel, Balkrishna V. Doshi, Uttam C. Jain and Charles Correa tackle social contextual issues, urban design concerns and personal observations. Contents: Preface; Achyut P. Kanvinde; Raj Rewal; Anant Raje; Hasmukh C. Patel; Balkrishna V. Doshi; Uttam C. Jain; Charles Correa.
About The Marg Foundation
This collection features comprehensive coffee-table books from Marg, one of India’s foremost publishing houses for the arts. The books in this collection deal with the arts of Sindh, Lahore and Nepal; with the architecture of South India, Sultanates and beyond; with dance forms; with artists; with religion; with pop culture; with textiles, and much more. Each is meticulously researched with lavish visuals, taking the reader on a journey through culture.
Based in Mumbai, Marg has long been a bastion of India’s rich heritage, with its prolific body of coffee-table publications and quarterly magazines. Marg’s publications are often hard to categorise; they push boundaries to delve deep into the subjects they cover.