CHD Chandigarh Architectural Travel Guide
126 x 184mm
Architecture – Travel
CHD – CHANDIGARH ARCHITECTONICAL TRAVEL GUIDE
By Vikramaditya Prakash
Chandigarh is a unique city, besides being one of the newest city in the twentieth century, characterized by the seal of Le Corbusier, who planned the city and was also the architect of its most emblematic buildings including the Capitol Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Chandigarh, you will also find the work of a large team of architects led by the partner of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, who conducted the master plan and built much needed public housing and facilities much needed in the city, along with the British team of Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew. As a result, Chandigarh is one of the benmarch cities of the Modern Movement. Also worth of noting are Indian architects (such as MN Sharma, A. Prakash, BP Mathur and JK Choudhury) who worked alongside Le Corbusier and Jeanneret to turn Chandigarh into a reality. Although unknown to most, they have played an important role in modern and contemporary Indian architecture. With this useful guide, you will discover the city and its architecture along three types of routes, depending on how travellers plan 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.
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