Balkrishna Doshi |
An Architecture for India
The book shows how Doshi has bridged the gap between modern architecture and the age-old lessons of India's peasant villages and ancient buildings. At a time of rapid and unsettling urbanization, Doshis architecture reaffirms the links between community and nature. The book is in four main parts a historical essay; a section which analyses key projects in detail with the aid of sketches, models, drawings and diary jottings; a selection of the architect's reflections; and a postscript by the author on the trends in Indian architecture. A detailed bibliography and catalog of Doshi's works complete the study. Balkrishna Doshi: An Architecture for India is a valuable addition to the literature on architecture in developing countries.