[Ebook] ↠ A Place In The Shade: The New Landscape And Other Essays Author Charles Correa – Writerscompany.co.uk

A Place In The Shade: The New Landscape And Other Essays Charles Correa S A Place In The Shade Explores Architectural And Urban Issues In India, From The House As A Machine For Dealing With The Country S Often Hostile Climate To The Metaphysical Role Of Architecture As A Model Of The Cosmos This Provocative And Eminently Readable Collection Of Essays Argues That The Country S Habitat Must Respond To The Overriding Parameters Of Climate, Culture And Financial Resources, And That Our Physical Environment Should Accommodate Both Diversity And Synergy Over The Last Few Decades, Urban Real Estate Has Become The Primary Source Of Financing For Political Parties And The Politicians Who Run Them, And As Correa Acknowledges, You Cannot Look At Cities Without Wandering Into Architecture On The One Hand And Politics On The Other A Place In The Shade Identifies The Defining Issues Of The Urbanization Trends That Are So Rapidly Transforming India


About the Author: Charles Correa

Charles Mark Correa 1 September 1930 16 June 2015 was an Indian architect, urban planner and activist Credited for the creation of modern architecture in post Independent India, he was celebrated for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, and the second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan given by Government of India in 2006 He was also awarded the 1984 Royal Gold Medal for architecture, by the Royal Institute of British Architects.



10 thoughts on “A Place In The Shade: The New Landscape And Other Essays

  1. says:

    It s unfair that a brilliant architect should also write this beautifully.Take his Faulknerian description of Chandigarh, the planned city One arrives at Chandigarh One travels through the town, past the houses spread out in the dust like endless rows of confidence tricks and down the surrealistic roads V.1s and V.2s running between brick


  2. says:

    good book


  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here for a reference purposes


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