Talking Architecture: Raj Rewal in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Paperback | April 5, 2012

byRamin Jahanbegloo, Raj Rewal

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Talking Architecture is the fourth book in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo's interviews of prominent intellectuals who have influenced modern Indian thought. Focusing on the life, thought, and ideas of Raj Rewal, one of India's leading contemporary architects, the dialogue flows effortlesslyfrom Rewal's descriptions of his early life and experiences in Europe to discussions encompassing the aesthetic foundations of Indian architecture as well as the role of architecture in the twenty-first century. This engaging volume also includes a large number of evocative visuals-photographs,drawings, and sketches-that, together with the stimulating conversation, capture and illuminate Rewal's work as well as evoke and challenge ideas about the aesthetics of urban spaces, the fusion of the essence of Eastern and Western traditions, and the role of an Indian architect in a globalcontext.

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Talking Architecture is the fourth book in the series of Ramin Jahanbegloo's interviews of prominent intellectuals who have influenced modern Indian thought. Focusing on the life, thought, and ideas of Raj Rewal, one of India's leading contemporary architects, the dialogue flows effortlesslyfrom Rewal's descriptions of his early life a...

Ramin Jahanbegloo, well-known Iranian philosopher, is currently associate professor at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OUP 2006), India Revisited: Conversations on Contemporary India (OUP 2007), India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jaha...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pagesPublished:April 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: From Hoshiarpur to ParisA Temple within SelfGandhi and the PartitionDiscovering ArchitectureDiscovering EuropeExploring TheatreAn Unusual MarriageThe Challenge of Le CorbusierPART II: Thinking ArchitectureThe Perennial and the EphemeralWhat is Secular Architecture?City of DreamsA Senseless UglinessThinking Cities TodayThe Input of HeritageBuilders or Architects?PART III: Rasa in ArchitectureThe Concept of RasaCivilized Art and Primitive ArtCelebrating DiversityDoes an Asian Architecture Exist?PART IV: Clash or Assimilations of Architectual ValuesGlobalization and the Ethics of ArchitectureAn Indian Vision of the WorldDialogue among CulturesThe Spirit of LocationThe Ethics of ArchitectureThe Game of LightThe Dialectic of Interior and ExteriorSpiritualizing ArchitectureConceptualizing Islamic ArchitectureLiving ArchitectureCredits