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The master in India
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Immediately after the Indian Independence (1947), Le Corbusier was invited to take part in the process of providing a new identity to the Country: his legacy is a group of architectures and a whole town which echoed all over the world. About one decade later, Louis I. Kahn came to India to build one of his most extraordinary masterpieces.In the previous book of the same series, Sangath: Indian architecture between tradition and modernity (2012), Balkrishna Doshi offered the readers some keys to interpret the richness and variety of Indian architecture. the essays collected in this new volume focus on the historical period, during which the two masters worked in India. The essays elaborate on the circumstances in which the two masters worked, their different approaches and the role which their architecture played, and are playing, in the local context.Doshi's writings are important for at least two reasons: primarily because Doshi, having personally witnessed their work, offers a wealth of details that contribute to a deeper understanding of the architectures the Masters have built in Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. secondly, because the point of view is that of an internationally renowned designer, who is deeply immersed in the local culture.The book includes an essay by Bruno Melotto, which presents the local architectural scene in India through some of its most important personalities, and concluding with a recent and unpublished interview with Balkrishna Doshi which provides an insight into the principles inspiring his architecture.

The master in India
Bruno Melotto, Balkrishna Doshi
Maggioli SpA

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