JOVIS Verlag GmbH



di Bärbel Högner

CHANDIGARH. Living with Le Corbusier

In the nineteen-fifties the architectural profession turned its gaze towards India where Le Corbusier had been commissioned to build an ideal modern city. Today, Chandigarh is a pulsating metropolis while, at the same time, the originally planned city was able to retain its garden city character. In her extensive urban portrait, the photographer and ethnologist Bärbel Högner investigates the alleged contradiction between European modernism and Indian lifestyle. This book presents a range of photographs and texts that exemplify the local modernism of the gesamtkunstwerk that is Chandigarh. With ethnographic flair, the author looks at the adoption of the star architect’s systems of rules and regulations. Alternating between architecture and scenes from daily life, her images paint a multifaceted picture of Living with Le Corbusier in this unique planned city in India.

- Contributions by Arthur Rüegg und Arno Lederer

Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta
Formato: 22x28
Pagine: 176
Immagini a colori: 150
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2010

ISBN: 9783868591378