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Boombay: From Precincts to Sprawl

Kamu Iyer (Author) Charles Correa (Foroward)

Iyer's book is like a leisurely stroll through the city - sometimes in a tram, or on a bus, but most often, on foot - the schoolboy followed by the college student and finally the curious professional, always looking, questioning, seeking to understand. And as we witness the development of the city, we learn about the gradual metamorphosis of the new typologies that were developed here (for chawls, for apartments, for houses) and of the architects (Claude Batley, G B Mhatre and others) who helped create them. And perhaps reading through this book will help us understand what is going wrong with our city - and provide us with clues on how to reverse the grave (perhaps terminal) blunders we are currently making.

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About the authors

Kamu Iyer

Kamu Iyer graduated in Architecture from Sir J. J. School of Art in 1957. He studied with G. B. Mhatre and worked briefly in his office. In practice since 1960 with Architects' Combine, he has built extensively in Bombay and all over India. He is a visiting lecturer in Design at various schools of Architecture in Bombay.

Charles Correa

Charles Correa is a major figure in contemporary architecture around the world. His work - which includes the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museum in Ahmedabad, the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, the Kanchanjunga apartments in Mumbai, the Brain Research Center at MIT in Boston, and most recently, culture and aspirations of that particular place.

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Bibliographic information

Title Boombay: From Precincts to Sprawl
Format Softcover
Date published: 21.10.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179918440, 9788179918449
length 192p., Illustrations; Plates; 22cm.