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Calcutta's edifice: the buildings of a great city

Calcutta's edifice: the buildings of a great city

Bach, Brian Paul (b.1954)

ISBN: 9788129104151, 8129104156

Because of its political and economic history, the city and its background have been lavishly documented. As a matter of record, it has considerable awareness of its own architectural heritage. Yet, Calcutta's Edifice allows these buildings to `speak for themselves'. With notes on the past and seductive speculations on the future, it examines the architectural and associated apparatuses of Calc...

Calligraphic art in Sultanate architecture

Calligraphic art in Sultanate architecture

Shafiqullah, Shah Muhammad

ISBN: 9789843333070, 9843333071

The book presents a comprehensive account of the calligraphic ornamentation and its stylistic development in Sultanate Architecture of India. A huge corpus of materials on the epigraphy of the period has come to light through publications of the departments of archaeology of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Calligraphy and architecture in the muslim world

Calligraphy and architecture in the muslim world

Gharipour, Mohammad et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9780748669226, 0748669221

This major reference work focuses on architectural inscriptions through the Muslim world, from the emergence of Islam to the present day. What were the purposes of these inscriptions? How do they infuse buildings with culturally specific meanings, sacred or profane? What do they add to architectural design? What sorts of materials were used, and how do they interact with light and space? Who we...

Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today, photographs and text by Shaun Fynn, foreword by Maristella Casciato, essay by Vikramaditya Prakash

Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today, photographs and text by Shaun Fynn, foreword by Maristella Casciato, essay by Vikramaditya Prakash


ISBN: 9789385360138, 9385360132

With an insightful analyses of multiple buildings across Chandigarh, the author illuminates the compositional poetry evident in Le Corbusier's structures, and the ways in which the patina of time has changed the city. This volume offers commentary on not just the intentions and plan that shaped Chandigarh, but also the dialogue of what they have become. A visceral journey through a remarkable m...

Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: the struggle for modernity in postcolonial India

Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: the struggle for modernity in postcolonial India

Prakash, Vikramaditya

ISBN: 9788185822990, 8185822999

The author tells the story behind the planning and architecture of Chandigarh.

Churches of Goa: monumental legacy

Churches of Goa: monumental legacy

Pereira, Jose

ISBN: 9780195655599, 0195655591

The author explains the five variant styles of Neo-Roman church--Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassicism--with rich illustrations and line drawings.

Citadels of glass: the story of India's new suburban landscape

Citadels of glass: the story of India's new suburban landscape

Chatterji, Tathagata

ISBN: 9789385724169, 9385724169

This book attempts to dig out the underlying socio-political factors which have shaped cities, like Gurgaon and Margarpatta city, the way they are. It explores the histories behind their creations the problems they face and their prospects for the future.

Cities and towns of India

Cities and towns of India

Chandra, Ramesh (ed.)

ISBN: 9788171698080, 8171698085

Climate responsive architecture: a design handbook for energy efficient buildings

Climate responsive architecture: a design handbook for energy efficient buildings

Krishnan, Arvind et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9780074632185, 0074632183

Papers presented at an international workshop held in 1995.

The complete Taj Mahal, and the riverfront gardens of Agra, with drawings by Richard Andre Barraud

The complete Taj Mahal, and the riverfront gardens of Agra, with drawings by Richard Andre Barraud

Koch, Ebba

ISBN: 9788187330141, 8187330147

A detailed document on every building in the vast complex.

Concept of environment in ancient art and architecture

Concept of environment in ancient art and architecture

Singh, Ajai Pal (b.1933)

ISBN: 9788173200502, 8173200505

It is a critical study of the environmental elements depicted in ancient art and architecture of the monuments.

Concepts of space in traditional Indian architecture

Concepts of space in traditional Indian architecture

Pandya, Yatin

ISBN: 9788188204267, 8188204269

This study unravels the inherent virtues of traditional Indian architecture and interprets them as universal dictums, relevant even in today's world.

A concise history of modern architecture in India

A concise history of modern architecture in India

Lang, Jon

ISBN: 9788178243054, 8178243059

Written in an extremely readable manner, it traces, from the 1920s till the end 20th century, the architectural and political influences, identifies the pioneers and the trendsetters, describes the styles with its variations, mutations and revivals and studies the search by the Indian architect for an appropriate idiom.

Conservation and restoration of brick architecture, special  reference to Manipur: North-East India

Conservation and restoration of brick architecture, special reference to Manipur: North-East India

Biswas, SS (b.1938) (ed.)

ISBN: 9788174790880, 8174790888

The present book is an outcome of a seminar-cum-workshop held at Kangla Fort Imphal, Manipur from 22nd-24th April 2005. The topic of discussion was brick built monuments of North-east India with special reference to Manipur.

Contemporary Indian architecture

Contemporary Indian architecture

Shah, Jagan

ISBN: 9788174364463, 8174364463

This book showcases emerging and established talent in the field of Indian architecture during the last two decades, and devotes itself to unique designs ranging from residential and commercial to public spaces.

Cosmic architecture in India: the astronomical monuments of Maharaja Jai Singh II

Cosmic architecture in India: the astronomical monuments of Maharaja Jai Singh II

Volwahsen, Andreas

ISBN: 9788185822877, 8185822875

Fully illustrated with colour photographs, technical drawings and contextual illustrations, this book is a major contribution to the understanding of these mysterious buildings and to the history of astronomical science.

Cosmic dance in stone, photography by Joginder Singh et al., foreword by Arthur Duff

Cosmic dance in stone, photography by Joginder Singh et al., foreword by Arthur Duff

Katakam, Ramu

ISBN: 9789385285547, 9385285548

The intention of this book is to explore, through photographs and illustrations, the architectural spaces that were conceived to transcend space and time. In this book, there is an attempt to rediscover the quest for eternity and the relationship with the cosmos through the creation of stone structures that give a glimpse of a world beyond this one.

Cosmology and cosmic manifestations: Shaiva thought and art of Kashmir

Cosmology and cosmic manifestations: Shaiva thought and art of Kashmir

Malla, Bansi Lal

ISBN: 9788173055164, 8173055165

Indian thought-currents are deeply rooted in the theory and concept of rtam as the framework in which the process of creation, sustenance and dissolution operates. It views man and nature in a holistic perspective. Space, time, primal elements are the essentials as are the primary faculties of sense perceptions. The scholars have been investigating many dimensions of these fundamental concepts....

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