Vitra Design Museum Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People

Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People

Regular price £54.95 £0.00
Tax included.

'Offering a wealth of expertly organized and presented information, commentary, and images, "Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" is impressively organized and presented' - Midwest Book Review

A comprehensive survey of the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Balkrishna Doshi

One of India's most influential architects, Doshi is renowned for his harmonious designs that merge the formal language of classical modernism with Indian building traditions and local craft skills. Always designed with a sensitivity to the social, environmental and economic conditions of a given commission or site, Doshi’s architecture honours the past while at the same time accommodating the rapidly changing conditions and needs of modern India. Doshi has designed more than 100 buildings—educational and cultural institutions, public buildings, private residences and low-income housing projects among them—and has taught scores of students over the course of his 60-year career, a career distinguished by a sense of responsibility and dedication to the country and communities he has served.

With a complete overview of all of Doshi’s projects, the book provides insights into the inspiration behind his work and the background to his projects through essays written by outstanding experts in the field. The richly illustrated book is further supplemented by an interview with the architect, an illustrated biography and new photographs that document the impressive timeliness of the Indian master's buildings.

Shortlisted for the Richard Schlagman Art Book Awards 2019 for Best Book on Contemporary Architecture

One of the New York Times's Best Art Books of 2019

Details
  • Authors: Mateo Kries, Director of the Vitra Design Museum and Jolanthe Kugler.
  • Hardcover: 400 pages | 450 illustrations
  • Date published: April 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3945852316
  • Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 24.0 cm
Reviews

'this book offers both authoritative history and gorgeous visuals: The Berlin firm Double Standards provides an austerely handsome layout, while photographs by Iwan Baan and Vinay Panjwani show the open-air mingling that Mr. Doshi’s architecture inspires' - New York Times

'Offering a wealth of expertly organized and presented information, commentary, and images, "Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" is impressively organized and presented' - Midwest Book Review


Share this Product