This book is a pioneering attempt to cover the entire Indian works of these two architects. Besides Chandigarh, it covers Le Corbusier's works at Ahmedabad and also Bhakra Dam at Nangal. It also discusses Pierre Jeanneret's lesser-known projects like Talwara in Punjab; Sundernagar, Pandoh and Slapper townships in Himachal Pradeshl and the Medical College at Rohtak in Haryana. It analyzes even those projects which never saw the light of the day. It examines the full and extraordinary range of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret's ideas which encompass contemporary town planning, innovative use of space and modular standardization. With a rich, explanatory and penetrating text, this treatise is a retrospection of creative aspects, as well as, limitations of their works.
This is the most serious appraisal of how these architects overcame all the professional problems and found solutions within the Indian context. Throughout the book, the authors discuss the architectural works of the masters and their impact on the Indian architectural scene. Approximately 56 projects designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret are presented along with almost 40 works of Indian architects which show the influence of their philosophy.
Additional information is available on the book's website: www.bahga.in/corbusier-jeanneret-book/
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About the Author
Surinder Bahga is a Chandigarh based architect. He established the architectural organisation "Saakaar Foundation" in Chandigarh in 1984. His works are published in many journals and newspapers of repute. Mr. Bahga was given Sir M. Visveswaraya Award in 1995 by HUDCO for energy-efficient housing design. His Baptist Church at Chandigarh is selected by Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources and TERI as one of the best 41 energy-efficient buildings in India. He got Michael Ventris Award from Architectural Association, London. Police Memorial, Jammu designed by Mr. Bahga got Outstanding Concrete Structure Award from Indian Concrete Institute. He has co-authored the books Modern Architecture in India: Post-Independence Perspective (1993), New Indian Homes: An Architectural Renaissance (1996). He has researched on a travelling exhibition "A Dream Realized" on life and works of Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret for Swiss Arts Council. He worked as Chairman of IIA, Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter for two terms (2008-2012). He has been nominated as Councillor in Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for the term 2011-16. Currently he is Editor of Journal of Indian Institute of Architects.