CHD – CHANDIGARH ARCHITECTONICAL TRAVEL GUIDE (2nd Edition)
By Vikramaditya Prakash An architectural guide to Chandigarh, long overdue, is now here in an updated edition! Now that the Capitol Complex designed by Le Corbusier is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the public infrastructure to facilitate architectural tourism is vastly enhanced. Chandigarh is the crossing point of all of Le Corbusier’s design philosophies. What’s new in the second edition? This guide aims to be of more insight and help than before including information on the new museums and facilities in the city, and also delivers latest facts for the visitors tips chapter, including the updated pictures of the Capitol Complex as it has been restored to its authentic look. The book also includes a Pierre Jeanneret text by Shivdatt Sharma, a prolific Indian modernist, started out as an architect in the Chandigarh Capital Project Team led by Le Corbusier and P. Jeanneret. This guide will you discover the city and its architecture through three types of routes, depending on how the traveler plans their trip, as well as suggestions for other places you can visit on the outskirts of the city. Each itinerary offers practical information to enjoy the architecture, and visitors will be introduced to the culture and lifestyle of the city.