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Brasilia - Chandigarh - Living with Modernity

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In 1960, Brasilia was celebrated as the realization of an urban planning vision based on designs by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. At the same time, the sectoral city of Chandigarh was rising according to plans by Le Corbusier. The "test tube city" arose as an export of modernity from a Western planning euphoria that displayed utopian traits. In both cities, foreign architecture entered into a harmonious relationship with indigenous culture, forming new and independent identities.This publication addresses the question of how modernism has been appropriated in both cities, and how the people who live in them deal with it. Commonalities and differences are identified and images of everyday urban life showcased. On the initiative of the publisher, the young photographer Iwan Baan has taken stock of contemporary life in both cities. Mit kommentierenden Essays von Cees Nooteboom zu den Fotografien und Martino Stierli zur Architektur und Planungsgeschichte.

About the author

Iwan Baan ist Architektur- und Dokumentarfotograf. Seine Arbeiten sind regelmässig in Architekturzeitschriften und Zeitungen zu sehen, unter anderem in Domus, a+u, The New Yorker und The New York Times. Zu Baans Auftraggebern zählen renommierte Architekturbüros wie SANAA, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Steven Holl oder Zaha Hadid. In seinen Arbeiten konzentriert er sich auf die Zusammenhänge zwischen Architektur und ihrer Umgebung und zeigt die gebaute Umwelt nicht isoliert, sondern als Kontext für Handlungen und Geschichten.

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Authors Iwan Baan, Cees Nooteboom, Martino Stierli
Assisted by Iwan Baan (Photographs)
Publisher Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
Languages English, German
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.08.2023
EAN 9783037787502
ISBN 978-3-0-3778750-2
No. of pages 240
Weight 746 g
Illustrations 124 Abb.
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art > Architecture

Fotografie, Verstehen, Moderne, Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia, Chandigarh

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