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Architecture in India Since 1990

Architecture in India Since 1990

Rahul Mehrotra

Architecture in India since 1990 charts the complexity of Indias contemporary architectural scene over a crucial period marked by economic liberalisation and the contradictions, glamour and displacement wrought by globalisation in twenty-first-century India, hybridity, pluralism and fusion reign over singular identities, the restultant architecture mirroring the socio-economic and political fabric of one of the worlds largest and most populous nation states architect, educator and author rahul mehrotra has been at the forefront of the Indian contemporary architecture scene for the last two decades in this authoritative study, he presents four distinct genres of architectural expression and in troduces the proponents of each with abold, incisive text supported by exceptional examples of projects that showcase the disparity and coexistence of multiple approaches featuring the work of more than 60 contemporary architects, and lavishly illustrated with over 500 stunning photographs, this book will interest a vast readership of academics, architects and students, as well as exponents of multiple design disciplines and the general reader with an interest in contemporary India about the author: rahul mehrotra is a practising architect and educator he works in Mumbai and teaches at the graduate school of design at Harvard University, where he is professor of urban design and planning and chair of the department of urban planning and design, as well as a member of the steering committee of harvards south Asia initiative his practice, RMA architects (wwwrmaarchitectscom), founded in 1990, has executed a range of projects, from the recycling of urban land and the master planning for parts of Mumbai to the design of art spaces, homes, social institutes and work places across India these diverse projects have engaged many issues, multiple constituencies and varying scales, from interior design and architecture to urban design, conservation and planning.


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