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Balkrishna Doshi : Architecture for the People - Mateo Kries

Balkrishna Doshi : Architecture for the People

By: Mateo Kries (Editor), Jolanthe Kugler (Editor), Khushnu Hoof (Editor), Balkrishna Doshi (Text by), Various Others (Text by)

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2019
ISBN: 9783945852316
Number Of Pages: 400

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Balkrishna Doshi is one of India’s most influential architects, and was honored with the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2018.

The book Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People presents the first comprehensive survey of the architect and his oeuvre in 20 years, providing insights into the inspiration behind Doshi’s work and background to his projects through essays by outstanding experts in the field. The richly illustrated survey is further supplemented by new photographs that document the impressive timeliness of the Indian master’s buildings.

Balkrishna Doshi (born 1927) began his architecture studies in 1947 before working with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. He founded his own practice, Vastu Shilpa Consultants, in 1956, combining the lessons he learned from this earlier generation of architects with an understanding of Indian architectural traditions. In 2018, Doshi became the first-ever Indian winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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A companion to the exhibition of the same name the large-format book presents nearly thirty selected projects spanning six decades, nine essays, an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, four visual portfolios, and a thorough archive with timeline, catalog of complete works, and bibliography.--A Daily Dose of Architecture Books
Offering a wealth of expertly organized and presented information, commentary, and images, "Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" is impressively organized and presented.--Midwest Book Review

ISBN: 9783945852316
ISBN-10: 3945852315
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 28th March 2019
Publisher: Vitra Design Museum
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 24.0  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 1.77

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