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Discover the Architecture of Chandigarh or Le Corbusier’s City

Discover the Architecture of Chandigarh or Le Corbusier’s City  – In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one of the greatest experiments in urban planning history: to build a new capital—Chandigarh, a city whose monumental modernism promised to free India from the fetters of colonial tradition. Six decades after its founding and on the eve of its becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, photographer and Chandigarh resident Shaun Fynn was granted unprecedented access to turn his lens on Le Corbusier’s city and capture what is rarely seen: the living metropolis behind the master plan. Fynn’s captivating images of the city and its inhabitants reveal how the poetry of the architect’s compositions has been shaped by the tumult of everyday life. Alongside descriptions of the city’s architectural highlights, Chandigarh Revealed features a foreword by Le Corbusier authority Maristella Casciato, an essay by architectural historian Vikramaditya Prakash, an interview with M. N. Sharma—one of two surviving members of Le Corbusier’s team—and custom-designed maps to orient readers.   Shaun Fynn is an acclaimed designer with over 20 years experience in advising and creating for Fortune 500 companies. Since founding STUDIOFYNN in 1997 he…

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Book Review: The Tale Of Tomorrow

The Tale Of Tomorrow is a book about the retro-futuristic epoch that is one of the most visually spectacular in architecture’s history. The utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s never go out of style. This book compiles radical ideas, rediscovered photos, and visionary structures. Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration. The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen.   By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism.   Looking at past dreams, The Tale of Tomorrow is a call to reclaim our future. See also: Book Review: 100 Contemporary Wood Buildings Book Review: 100 Contemporary Houses Keep following Best Design Books for the lattest book reviews an to know good books to read! Source:…

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