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 Indian Institute of Architects organized the Ideal Indian Home Exhibition in 1937 to promote better design (see the Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects , ... Changes were indeed being made in home interiors as a result of the increased use of European furniture as ways of life changed. ... The New Public Offices, Bangalore The Ghosen Institute of Pathology, Chennai The Victoria Memorial Hall.

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


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