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Chandigarh Revealed By Shaun Fynn

Chandigarh Revealed by Shaun Fynn

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The city of Chandigarh was one of the early planned cities in the post-independence India and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design.

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Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today by Shaun Fynn

In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one of the greatest experiments in urban planning history: to build a new capital-Chandigarh, a city whose monumental modernism promised to free India from the fetters of colonial tradition.

Six decades after its founding and on the eve of its becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016, photographer and Chandigarh resident Shaun Fynn was granted unprecedented access to turn his lens on Le Corbusier's city and capture what is rarely seen: the living metropolis behind the master plan. Fynn's captivating images of the city and its inhabitants reveal how the poetry of the architect's compositions has been shaped by the tumult of everyday life.

Alongside descriptions of the city's architectural highlights, Chandigarh Revealed features a foreword by Le Corbusier authority Maristella Casciato, an essay by architectural historian Vikramaditya Prakash, an interview with M. N. Sharma - one of two surviving members of Le Corbusier's team - and custom-designed maps to orient readers.

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In 1950, India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited the architect Le Corbusier to design a modernist city that broke with the country's colonial past. Shaun Fynn explored the world heritage site. Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's city today by Shaun Fynn is published by Princeton Architectural Press. * The Guardian *

About Shaun Fynn

Shaun Fynn is an acclaimed designer with over 20 years experience in advising and creating for Fortune 500 companies. Since founding STUDIOFYNN in 1997 he has developed the practice in the US, Italy and emerging markets working in the areas of design, design research, photo documentary and design education. He is also a visiting lecturer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, the IIT in Mumbai, India, Art Center College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.

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Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today by Shaun Fynn
Princeton Architectural Press
Short-listed for DAM Architectural Book Award 2017 (UK) null null null null null null null null null
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