Chandigarh 1956: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jane B. Drew, E. Maxwell Fry


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Zurich: Scheidegger and Spiess, 2010, First Edition A collection of Scheidegger's photographs of Chadigarh during its construction in 1956. The photographer planned on publishing a book of his images along with sketches and drawings by Corbusier but it went unpublished; a facsimile of the mock-up of the proposed book is included in this volume. Also included are essays by Stanislaus Moos, Maristella Casciato, Verena Huber Nievergelt, and Scheiddeger, examining the history of Chandigarh, the new capiotal city of the Punjab, and the roles played by Corbusier's collaborators in its creation, Pierre Jeanerret, Jane B. Drew, and E. Maxwell Fry. (Sometimes listed with a proposed subtitle "Le Corbusier and the Promotion of Architectural Modernity.") Text in English and German. First edition. 27 cm; 270 pp.; illustrated from photographs. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine Hard Cover (Item ID: 012799)

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