A Walking Tour AhmedabadThe iconic modern Indian painter Sayed Haider Raza returned to India from France to spend the last five-and-a-half years of his life and artistic career in his homeland. A childhood glimpse of the Mahatma remained etched in Raza’s mind, sparking an abiding interest with Gandh..
Bhuj: Art, Architetcure And HistoryWhen a horrifying earthquake in 2001 reduced large parts of the 16th-century city of Bhuj in western Gujarat, to rubble, there was little hope of reconstruction. This book, written five years after that fateful morning, narrates the city’s story of urban developmen..
Celebrating Public Spaces of IndiaCelebrating Public Spaces of India is an attempt at understanding architecture as a defining feature in the identity of the ‘public space’ and its influence on evolving modes of urbanism in India. Through a carefully curated list of more than fifty vibrant landmarks..
Concepts of Space In Traditional Indian ArchitectureThe manifestation of idea architecture is a celebration of life. Traditional Indian architecture has ably demonstrated the universality of its communication as well as its validity within multiple value systems. This is achieved essentially by rely..
Humayun’s Tomb Conservation: Rethinking ConservationFrom the onset, the project objectives included conservation of heritage buildings coupled with a cultural revival of intangible heritage, improving quality of life in Nizamuddin Basti through socio-economic development measures and environmental d..
Indian Temple SculptureIn this innovative book, John Guy examines Indian religious sculpture in its temple setting, exploring its origins and cosmological meaning, its function within architectural schema and its dynamic role in facilitating worship by devotees. Illustrated with the Victoria and Alb..
Innovations in Design Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit SystemOver the last decade in India, many cities have undertaken pathbreaking initiatives in resolving issues associated with urban transport, and, specifically, mass transit system. The Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is now acknowledged as a key mo..
Learning from Delhi: Practising Architecture in Urban India-Features interviews with several eminent practicioners -Features essays by a variety of local and international experts -The material is accompanied by a previously unpublished photo essay by Bas Losekoot After the success of Learning from ..
Living Heritage of Mewar: The Architecture of the City Palace, UdaipurThe City Palace at Udaipur is part of an exemplary living cultural heritage that has survived in an unbroken line of custodianship from medieval kingship to modern democracy. This volume traces the cultural lineage of the palace t..
Museums of RajasthanMuseums of Rajasthan is a compendium of 18 government-managed museums in Rajasthan. Using wonderful colour photographs in combination with succinct text, it details the origin, history and the importance of these museums. These collections, housed at Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bika..
Rethinking Conservation Lime Mortar: A Traditional Building CraftPrior to the invention of cement, lime mortar was the predominant building material for the monumental buidings in India. Use of lime mortar in conservation works is essential as it is the original building material and, if well prepar..
Rethinking Conservation Nizamuddin: Urban Heritage Zone PlanningHazrat Nizamuddin Basti, located in the heart of Delhi, is one of the densest ensembles of medieval Islamic buildings of India. Along with its built heritage, the Basti holds within a deep sense of tradition and culture reflected in the..