Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today

byShaun FynnForeword byMaristella Casciato

April 4, 2017|
Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today by Shaun Fynn
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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.
UK-born Shaun Fynn is a designer and photographer who resides in New York and Chandigarh. A graduate of Central Saint Martins in London, he is the founder of StudioFYNN, a design and communication agency. Fynn''s award-winning work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School...
Title:Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today
Product dimensions:240 pages, 12.25 X 9.38 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 12.25 X 9.38 X 1 in
Published:April 4, 2017
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781616895815

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