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Top five books on Architecture for your grey matter

The Architecture of I M Kadri

The Architecture of I. M. Kadri traces the body of work of Iftikhar M. Kadri, founder, partner and principal architect of IMK Architects, who began his practice in Mumbai in the 1950s. As an architect who shaped his practice largely in the early decades after India’s independence, in the commercial capital of a young nation, he contributed greatly to the design of emerging typologies like the high-rise apartment, the office tower and the hospitality industry in Mumbai and India, going on to build in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Tajikistan, Malaysia and so on.

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ACHYUT KANVINDE-AKAR

Achyut Kanvinde – Ākār is a monograph on the life and works of Achyut Kanvinde, one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture in India with a professional career spanning five decades. Celebrated as the father of campus planning in India, some of Kanvinde’s better-known projects include the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; National Dairy Development Board Campus, Anand; National Institute of Bank Management and National Insurance Academy, Pune; Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai; and National Science Centre and the ISKCON Temple in Delhi.
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Cosmic Dance in Stone

Cosmic Dance in Stone is largely a collection of photographs and illustrations that shows how wonderful landscapes of stone have been devised to transcend space and time. It is an attempt to discover how the designers of the past envisaged structures that could link us to the stars and help us realise the nature of our existence.

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Embodied Vision: Interpreting The Architecture Of Fatehpur Sikri

Embodied Vision delves into a series of representations Fatehpur Sikri has been subjected to and concludes that its space is revealed more through perception than geometry.
Departing from the conventional path of describing and explaining the architecture of Fatehpur Sikri, Professor Jaimini Mehta delves into a series of representations the Mughal city has been subjected to and concludes that there is an inexorable tension at its core embodied in the constantly shifting axes, complex rhythms, raising or lowering of the ground planes, juxtapositions of mythical symbols and the conflicting pulls of traditions and human will. To buy: http://amzn.to/2yKqe27

108 VISHNU TEMPLES: ARCHITECTURAL SPLENDOUR, SPIRITUAL BLISS

108 Vishnu Temples: Architectural Splendor, Spiritual Bliss is a pictorial journey into ancient architecture and the art of temple construction and sculpture with interesting trivia about 106 Vishnu temples across the length and breadth of India; a devout Vaishnavite is expected to complete a pilgrimage of these sites to gain access to the two temples in the mystical realm.
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