Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
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.
.
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
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Art and Architecture > Islam > A Moment in Architecture
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
A Moment in Architecture
A Moment in Architecture
Description

About the Book:

A Moment in Architecture is personal statement - a collection of some moments that architecture has given me. I write as one who has been touched by some ideas inherent in buildings. This in not an analytical professional view of architecture but one that comes from the heart. I have nothing to prove in the book, no hypothesis, no aim in investigating buildings from any given point of view. The practical, structural, historical, symbolic or inspirational qualities of architecture - if they do appear in the text - suggest merely something of how an architect views these things; How, in twenty-five years of looking at buildings, architecture has influenced the life of one architect.

I am grateful to architecture for all it has done for me, for providing me my window to the world. The book is a return offering to architecture.

For the uninitiated, looking at Indian architecture is like viewing a forest. Obscured by the profusion, at first the eye sees only dense vegetation, in a state of confusion, conflict and chaos. Only when the focus narrows to a single tree, a shrub, a blade of grass, does the forest's variety become discernible and an order emerge. Behind the unseemly mess of an Indian city, behind Mughal portals and inside stepwells, in old mountain houses and dark temple interiors, lies another picture of Indian Architecture. The author of this book, an architect himself, takes the reader on a personal journey through its labyrinths, providing insights into structures that dot our lives. He casts his gaze - sometimes lovingly, sometimes despairingly - on buildings as diverse as the stone citadel of Jaisalmer, Rashrtapati Bhavan and the facades of Greater Kailash, on a stepwell at Adalaj, a Corbusier church, a Frank Lloyd Wright house. In so doing, he lays bare ideas and facts about these buildings, while reflection on the sensory and meditative qualities of experiencing each of them. Written from the vantagepoint of a practicing professional, the book is an intimate autobiography of architecture.

About the Author:

A Delhi-based practicing architect, Gautam Bhatia graduated in Fine Arts and did his post-graduation in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of several national and international awards for his architectural work and writings.

A Moment in Architecture

Item Code:
IDG561
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2002
Publisher:
ISBN:
8185229597
Language:
English
Size:
7.0" X 9.9"
Pages:
167
Price:
$35.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
A Moment in Architecture

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 6846 times since 4th Jun, 2017

About the Book:

A Moment in Architecture is personal statement - a collection of some moments that architecture has given me. I write as one who has been touched by some ideas inherent in buildings. This in not an analytical professional view of architecture but one that comes from the heart. I have nothing to prove in the book, no hypothesis, no aim in investigating buildings from any given point of view. The practical, structural, historical, symbolic or inspirational qualities of architecture - if they do appear in the text - suggest merely something of how an architect views these things; How, in twenty-five years of looking at buildings, architecture has influenced the life of one architect.

I am grateful to architecture for all it has done for me, for providing me my window to the world. The book is a return offering to architecture.

For the uninitiated, looking at Indian architecture is like viewing a forest. Obscured by the profusion, at first the eye sees only dense vegetation, in a state of confusion, conflict and chaos. Only when the focus narrows to a single tree, a shrub, a blade of grass, does the forest's variety become discernible and an order emerge. Behind the unseemly mess of an Indian city, behind Mughal portals and inside stepwells, in old mountain houses and dark temple interiors, lies another picture of Indian Architecture. The author of this book, an architect himself, takes the reader on a personal journey through its labyrinths, providing insights into structures that dot our lives. He casts his gaze - sometimes lovingly, sometimes despairingly - on buildings as diverse as the stone citadel of Jaisalmer, Rashrtapati Bhavan and the facades of Greater Kailash, on a stepwell at Adalaj, a Corbusier church, a Frank Lloyd Wright house. In so doing, he lays bare ideas and facts about these buildings, while reflection on the sensory and meditative qualities of experiencing each of them. Written from the vantagepoint of a practicing professional, the book is an intimate autobiography of architecture.

About the Author:

A Delhi-based practicing architect, Gautam Bhatia graduated in Fine Arts and did his post-graduation in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of several national and international awards for his architectural work and writings.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to A Moment in Architecture (Art and Architecture | Books)

Casual Kurta Pajama Set with Printed Mughal Motifs
Casual Kurta Pajama Set with Printed Mughal MotifsCasual Kurta Pajama Set with Printed Mughal Motifs
Pure Cotton
Item Code: SPF02
$65.00
Color:
Size:
 Garment Size Chart Size chart
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Wild-Aster Reversible Jamawar Bedspread with Mughal Weave
Modal
9.0 ft x 7.5 ft
Item Code: SYI74
$105.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nine-Iron-Gray Floor-Length Anarkali Suit with Mughal Print and Crystals
Chiffon
Item Code: SKU02
$235.00
Size:
 Garment Size Chart Size chart
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sterling Mughal Anklets
Sterling Silver
10" Length
67 gms
Item Code: JGB73
$445.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Mughal-Maratha Relations: Twenty Five Fateful Years 1682-1707 (An Old and Rare Book)
by G. T. Kulkarni
Paperback (Edition: 1983)
-1
Item Code: NAM212
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History Of Medieval India
by V.D Mahajan
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
S. Chand & Company
Item Code: NAE234
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ustad Mansur: Mughal Painter of Flora And Fauna
by Som Prakash Verma
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDJ975
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mughal Painting (Oxford India Short Introductions)
by Som prakash Verma
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAK004
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Mughal Harem
by K. S. Lal
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Aditya Prakashan
Item Code: IDI629
$60.00
SOLD
Testimonials
Dear friends, I just placed my order for one Radhe-Shyam copper bangle and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of your products. I have been searching for years for this price range of bangle with 'Radhe Radhe' or 'Radhe-Shyam'. I may add more items as I was not through shopping when I clicked on PayPal. Thanks sooo much for providing such hard-to-find and fair-priced items! Sincerely, David Briscoe
David, USA
I got my two dupattas today and I'm SO HAPPY! Thank you so much. Such amazing quality and the pictures totally do it justice They are beautiful!!! Thank you
Nony, USA
I received my Ganesha Purana order today Books received in good condition and delivery was very fast. Thank you very much..:)) Very good customer service.
Lukesh sithambaram
I'm happy to order from you and not the global monopoly that is Amazon. ;)
Tom, USA
A great 'Dorje' has arrived. Thank you for your sincerity.
Hideo, Japan
Thank you for your amazing customer service! I ordered Liberating Isolation Sunday, March 24 and received it Friday, March 29! Much sooner than expected:) The book was packaged nicely and is in great shape! Thank you again!
James, USA
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !!! Exotic India Thank You Thank You Thank You !!!
Fotis Kosmidis
Hi, I would like to thankyou for your excellent service. Postage was quick. Books were packaged well and all in good condition.
Pauline, Australia
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India