20th CENTURY INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: Genesis and Metamorphosis of Modernism

20th CENTURY INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: Genesis and Metamorphosis of Modernism

India has an extraordinarily rich architectural history and a great variety of current professional practices in this field. Understanding them enriches the study of architecture everywhere. This book “20th CENTURY INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: Genesis and Metamorphosis of Modernism” focuses on describing the variety of ideas that shaped the architecture of India in the 20th century.

The goal of this book has been to present an intellectual overview of the various sub-plots within the architecture of India during that period. It is a concise view of a complex architectural history. The book focuses not on architects but lines of architectural thought. It evaluates the role of the architecture of foreign masters of modern architecture in India in shaping the post-independence Indian architecture. It is an effort to understand the reasons of origin of modern architecture, factors responsible for its development and its architectural vocabulary both in the world and in India at the turn of the 20th century. The book further strives to gather the existing studies that have already been done and also intends to contribute to the present body of knowledge by identifying and defining architectural vocabulary of modern architecture of foreign modernist masters’ works in India. Further, the book attempts to statistically analyse their influence on post-independence Indian architecture that native architects exhibited in the public domain.

1. Introduction
2. Modern Architecture: Perspectives of the Maestros
3. Genesis of Modern Architecture in the World and in India since 1900
4. Modernism in India: Works of Foreign Architects
5. Modernism in India: Works of Indian Architects
6. Influence of Modernism on Indian Architecture

  • ISBN

    9781636400648
  • Title

    20th CENTURY INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: Genesis and Metamorphosis of Modernism
  • Author

    Pankaj Chhabra
  • Publisher

    White Falcon Publishing, Chandigarh.
  • Publication year

    2020
  • Binding

    Hardcover
  • Language

    English

20th CENTURY INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: Genesis and Metamorphosis of Modernism

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Cite: "20th CENTURY INDIAN ARCHITECTURE: Genesis and Metamorphosis of Modernism" 30 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/956007/20th-century-indian-architecture-genesis-and-metamorphosis-of-modernism> ISSN 0719-8884

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