Le Corbusier, Chandigarh, and the Modern City
Chandigarh, generally associated with the eminent
architect Le Corbusier, has become an icon of modern
city planning. It provided a new paradigm for planning
in India and an inspiration for a new generation of
Now, just over 55 years after its founding, the city
holds many different lessons for planning and architecture.
Although much work has been done on Le Corbusier's architecture
and indeed on Chandigarh itself, a critical re-reading of the
current city is still missing.
This visually engaging monograph will be unique as it sets
out to look at the original ideas and subsequent changes in
the city and what they might mean for current city planning
and architectural theory and practice.
Mapin Publishing: Ahmedabad, 2010