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Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India, , Vikramaditya Prakash, Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 8185822999

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Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India

 
Vikramaditya Prakash (Author)
Synopsis When India emerged from colonial rule in 1947, the division of Punjab left its historic capital, Lahore, in newly created Pakistan. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru insisted that Punjab’s new capital, Chandigarh, should be a symbol of the nation’s faith in the future, unfettered by the traditions of the past. Its design and construction galvanized national attention, and Le Corbusier, the icon of European architectural modernism, was invited to help remake India’s national ideal. Le Corbusier arrived in 1950, in the twilight of his career. He set to work alternately wooing and clashing with Nehru and with the Indian planners and builders, prevailing ultimately only in the design of the Capitol Complex and a few buildings in the Museum Complex, as well as his enduring symbol of peace and non-alignment, the Open Hand. Vikramaditya Prakash tells the fascinating story that lies behind the planning and architecture of Chandigarh. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of the city, where
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Vikramaditya Prakash

Prakash skillfully unforlds the intricate layers of the Capitol’s symbolism, tracing the cultural preconceptions and influences that produced Le Corbusier’s understanding of India and animated his obsessions, desires, and aspirations. Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier is the story of the making of an Indian modern architecture as both an aspect and an engine of postcolonial culture. Vikramaditya Prakash is associate dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington.

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Bibliographic information

Title Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185822999
length viii+179p., Figures; Plates.