In twenty-first-century India, hybridity, pluralism and fusion reign over singular identities, the resultant architecture mirroring the socioeconomic and political fabric of one of the world’s largest and most populous nation-states.
This book is Rahul Mehrotra’s personal account and presents four distinct genres of architectural expression, introducing the proponents of each with a bold, 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 the Founding Principal of RMA Architects and is Professor of urban design and planning at the department of urban planning and design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Mehrotra has designed projects that range from recycling urban land and master planning in Mumbai to the design of art spaces, boutiques, weekend houses, factories, social institutes and office buildings across India—thereby engaging diverse issues, multiple constituencies and varying scales: from interior design and architecture to urban design, conservation and planning.
About the Publisher
Based in Berlin, Germany, and established in 1945, Hatje Cantz is one of the leading publishing houses for art, photography, design and architecture books with a focus on contemporary art.