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The Resource India : Modern Architectures in History, (electronic resource:)

India : Modern Architectures in History, (electronic resource:)

Label
India : Modern Architectures in History
Title
India
Title remainder
Modern Architectures in History
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
BIP US
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Scriver, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Intended audience
Scholarly & Professional
Intended audience source
Reaktion Books, Limited
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Srivastava, Amit
Series statement
Modern Architectures in History Ser
Summary expansion
A place of astonishing contrasts, India is home to some of the world s most ancient architectures as well as some of its most modern. It was the focus of some of the most important works created by Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, among other lesser-known masters, and it is regarded by many as one of the key sites of mid-twentieth century architectural design. As Peter Scriver and Amit Srivastava show in this book, however, India s history of modern architecture began long before the nation s independence as a modern state in 1947.Going back to the nineteenth century, Scriver and Srivastava look at the beginnings of modernism in colonial India and the ways that public works and patronage fostered new design practices that directly challenged the social order and values invested in the building traditions of the past. They then trace how India s architecture embodies the dramatic shifts in Indian society and culture during the last century. Making sense of a broad range of sources, from private papers and photographic collections to the extensive records of the Indian Public Works Department, they provide the most rounded account of modern architecture in India that has yet been available."
Label
India : Modern Architectures in History, (electronic resource:)
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Publication
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ssj0002138579
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 p.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781780234373
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9781780234373
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002138579
Label
India : Modern Architectures in History, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0002138579
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781780234373
Other control number
9781780234373
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002138579

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