Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Art and Architecture > BUILDING BEYOND BORDERS (Story of Contemporary Indian Architecture) (Rare Book)
Displaying 1229 of 1571         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
BUILDING BEYOND BORDERS (Story of Contemporary Indian Architecture) (Rare Book)
BUILDING BEYOND BORDERS (Story of Contemporary Indian Architecture) (Rare Book)
Description
About the Book:

This book describes the architectural and planning scene in India from the time of Independence in 1947 to date. In this period of almost half a century many momentous events have taken place, beginning with the resurgence of architecture and planning initiated by India's fist Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. He personally guided the building of the city of Chandigarh, which proved to be the real catalyst for an Indian renaissance in architecture. Chandigarh fired the imagination of young architect who transmitted its concepts to suit conditions in his won fearless, 'acrobatic' manner. Bereft of Corbusier in 1965, the architects who had seen him at work steered his ideas into the professional world, and also into the schools of architecture all over India.

For a period of over three decades Indian architects coped with the dichotomy of a universal and a local language of architecture. Lewis Mumford's comment on Nowicki best sums up the desired goal towards which they directed their efforts to resolve the challenge: "His institutions of form in India are visible in only a handful of sketches… The result would have been no one-sided universalism, like that of the International Mannerists or Mechanical Functionalists, but a genuine universalism in which the warm, the intimate, the personal attributes of a local culture would have mingled with the ideas and forms that are common to all men in our time."

The book traces the contribution of various actors: the traditionalists, the elevationists, the die-hard modernists, and others. The story of contemporary Indian planning and architecture is as complex as the history of India. Therefore, it is presented in a format represent continuous reading for the lay person, and the even-numbered pages represent statistical and graphic information for the professional.

About the Author

Born at Delhi in 1940, Satish Grover earned his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, in 1966, after obtaining a B Sc Degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi. He started his own practice immediately thereafter, simultaneously taking up a brief teaching assignment at the Women's Polytechnic, Delhi. In the last three decades of practice in partnership and independently, he has designed projects both in India and abroad. These include a national prize-winning design for the swimming pool for the Asian Games 1982, hotels, group housings, educational campuses in India, the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, and a Buddhist temple in Thailand. In 1982, he was appointed Professor of Architecture at his Alma Mater where he had earlier been a visiting lecturer. In the early 1980s he published two books on the history of Indian architecture titled, Architecture of India, Buddhist and Hindu (Vol. 1), and Architecture of India, Islamic (Vol.2).

Contents

Prologue

Architecture of Freedom

Planning for the Future

Capital Role of Delhi

At Crossroads

Building Beyond Borders

Glossary

References

Select Bibliography

Index

BUILDING BEYOND BORDERS (Story of Contemporary Indian Architecture) (Rare Book)

Item Code:
IDD689
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1995
Publisher:
National Book Trust, India
ISBN:
81-237-1346-0
Language:
English
Size:
11.0" X 8.5"
Pages:
144 (Color Illus: 47, B & W Illus: 56, Maps & Plans: 49)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 447 gms
Price:
$22.50   Shipping Free
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
BUILDING BEYOND BORDERS (Story of Contemporary Indian Architecture) (Rare Book)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5576 times since 1st Apr, 2010
About the Book:

This book describes the architectural and planning scene in India from the time of Independence in 1947 to date. In this period of almost half a century many momentous events have taken place, beginning with the resurgence of architecture and planning initiated by India's fist Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. He personally guided the building of the city of Chandigarh, which proved to be the real catalyst for an Indian renaissance in architecture. Chandigarh fired the imagination of young architect who transmitted its concepts to suit conditions in his won fearless, 'acrobatic' manner. Bereft of Corbusier in 1965, the architects who had seen him at work steered his ideas into the professional world, and also into the schools of architecture all over India.

For a period of over three decades Indian architects coped with the dichotomy of a universal and a local language of architecture. Lewis Mumford's comment on Nowicki best sums up the desired goal towards which they directed their efforts to resolve the challenge: "His institutions of form in India are visible in only a handful of sketches… The result would have been no one-sided universalism, like that of the International Mannerists or Mechanical Functionalists, but a genuine universalism in which the warm, the intimate, the personal attributes of a local culture would have mingled with the ideas and forms that are common to all men in our time."

The book traces the contribution of various actors: the traditionalists, the elevationists, the die-hard modernists, and others. The story of contemporary Indian planning and architecture is as complex as the history of India. Therefore, it is presented in a format represent continuous reading for the lay person, and the even-numbered pages represent statistical and graphic information for the professional.

About the Author

Born at Delhi in 1940, Satish Grover earned his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, in 1966, after obtaining a B Sc Degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi. He started his own practice immediately thereafter, simultaneously taking up a brief teaching assignment at the Women's Polytechnic, Delhi. In the last three decades of practice in partnership and independently, he has designed projects both in India and abroad. These include a national prize-winning design for the swimming pool for the Asian Games 1982, hotels, group housings, educational campuses in India, the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, and a Buddhist temple in Thailand. In 1982, he was appointed Professor of Architecture at his Alma Mater where he had earlier been a visiting lecturer. In the early 1980s he published two books on the history of Indian architecture titled, Architecture of India, Buddhist and Hindu (Vol. 1), and Architecture of India, Islamic (Vol.2).

Contents

Prologue

Architecture of Freedom

Planning for the Future

Capital Role of Delhi

At Crossroads

Building Beyond Borders

Glossary

References

Select Bibliography

Index

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Darasuram Architecture & Iconography (With Booklet Inside) (CD Rom)
Institut Francais De Pondichery (2007)
Item Code: ICY077
$30.00
Aihole (Cradle of Indian Architecture) (DVD Video)
R. Bharathadri
Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts
34:12 Minutes
Item Code: ICK018
$28.00
The Heroine in Her Wind Palace
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Navneet Parikh
10.5 inches X 13.5 inches
Item Code: MJ02
$325.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Valentine Adjustable Choker in Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
16.5 inch Length
45.8 gms
Item Code: JZI42
$225.00
Textile Trader
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
8.3 inch X 5 inch
Item Code: MJ94
$275.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Ladies at Bangles’ Shop
Watercolor Painting On Paper
Artist: Navneet Parikh
10.3 inches X 13.3 inches
Item Code: MJ18
$265.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Nandi, Lord Shiva’s Mount
Brass Sculpture
17.5 inch X 25.6 inch X 12 inch
18 kg
Item Code: XE96
$695.00
RESERVED
Shah Jahan
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
6 inch x 7.5 inch
Item Code: MB78
$455.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Architecture Of Manasara: Illustrations of Architectural and Sculptural 

Objects with a Synopsis (Manasara Series: Vol. V)
by Prasanna Kumar Acharya
Hardcover (Edition: 1995)
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDF748
$85.00
The Spirit of Indian Architecture: Vedantic Wisdom of Architecture for Building Harmonious Spaces and Life
by D.K. Bubbar
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAE313
$135.00
Elements of Nepalese Temple Architecture
by Purushottam Dangol
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Adroit Publishers, Delhi
Item Code: NAM705
$60.00
Temple Architecture and Imagery of South and Southeast Asia
by Parul Pandya Dhar and Gerd J. R. Mevissen
Hardcover (Edition: 2016)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAM461
$135.00
The Architecture of The Hindus
by Ram Raz
Hardcover (Edition: 2016)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAM618
$40.00
Art and Architecture (Remain in The Western Terai Region of Nepal)
by Gitu Giri
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Adroit Publishers, Delhi
Item Code: NAM615
$40.00

Testimonials

I’ve received my blue scarf and I am delighted. I am impressed by your professionalism. Thank you so much! I will place another order soon.
Celine, France
Received the consignment in time. Excellent service. I place on record your prompt service and excellent way the product was packed and sent. Kindly accept my appreciation and thanks for all those involved in this work. My prayers t the Almighty to continue the excellent service for the many more years to come. Long live EXOTIC INDIA and its employees
N.KALAICHELVAN, Tamil Nadu
A very thorough and beautiful website and webstore. I have tried for several years to get this Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course from Arshavidya and have been unable. Was so pleased to find it in your store!
George Marshall
A big fan of Exotic India. Have been for years and years. I am always certain to find exactly what I am looking for in your merchandise.
John Dash, western New York, USA
I just got my order and it’s exactly as I hoped it would be!
Nancy, USA.
It is amazing. I am really very very happy with your excellent service. I received the book today in an awesome condition. Thanks again.
Shambhu, New York.
Thank you for making available some many amazing literary works!
Parmanand Jagnandan, USA
I have been very happy with your service in selling Puranas. I have bought several in the past and am happy with the packaging and care you exhibit. Thank you for this Divine Service.
Raj, USA
Thank you very much! My grandpa received the book today and the smile you put on his face was priceless. He has been trying to order this book from other companies for months now. He only recently asked me for help and you have made this transaction so easy. My grandpa is so happy he wants to order two more copies. I am currently in the process of ordering 2 more.
Rinay, Australia
I would just let you know that today I received my order. It was packed so beautifully and what lovely service.
Caroline, Australia
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India