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Gandi Bhawan: Documenting and Conserving Modern Heritage of India


One of the most ambitious developmental schemes planned on India's independence was the city planning of Chandigarh - a symbolic gesture towards the country's future. Designed by Pierre Jeanneret in 1962 to evoke a lotus flower afloat in a pond, Gandhi Bhawan - dedicated to the work of Mahatma Gandhi - is a testament to the culmination of modernism as an aesthetic, historic and inter-cultural movement in India.

With several images, maps and plans, this publication hopes to make accessible the work of many architects, engineers, conservators and scholars, ensuring the preservation of this architectural gem and the hopeful vision it embodies.

  • Dr. Shikha Jain & Vanicka Arora, with Foreword by Antoine Wilmering
  • Mapin Publishing (Published in association with Panjab University, Chandigarh)
  • 127 color + 23 black and white illustrations
  • This volume brings together several images, maps and plans to present the conservation plan for Chandigarh
  • Forms an invaluable resource for other similar structures of the Modern era

Material: Paperback

Size: 9" x 9"

Pages: 120

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