Architecture & Independence

Architecture & Independence

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Architecture reflects the spirit of its times, and in India the fight for Independence. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the British sought to embody the aims of imperialism in architectural form, while indigenous architects concentrated on retaining their Indianness. Examining the forces that have shaped Indian architecture through these times, this profusely illustrated book traces the patterns of architecture and its response to political change in both India and the world since the founding of the Indian National Congress in the 1880s.The Cidade de Goa (1982) in Dona Paula near Panaji, is a resort hotel designed by Charles Correa for the Indian ... Deep-seated vernacular ideas appear in the work of architects such as Kulbushan Jain (b.1940) and Minakshi Jain ... With his home being in Thiruvananthapuram, most of his work is located in Kerala.

Title:Architecture & Independence
Author:Jon T. Lang, Madhavi Desai, Miki Desai
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1997


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