Mapin books are jointly published and distributed in the US, UK and Europe through our US-based partner, Grantha Corporation. All Mapin books carry a Grantha ISBN for the ease of ordering through our respective distributors in this region. Customers in the regions mentioned above should use the Grantha ISBN for reference while looking for our books in bookstores, online stores and libraries.
Balkrishna Doshi is an architect, urbanist and educator who builds in harmony with the climate, culture and traditions of India. His contribution has long been acknowledged internationally but this is the first monograph to be devoted to his work. The book shows how Doshi has bridged the gap between modern architecture and the age-old lessons of India’s peasant villages and ancient buildings. At a time of rapid and unsettling urbanisation, Doshi’s architecture reaffirms the links between community and nature.
The book is in four main parts a historical essay; a section which analyses key projects in detail with the aid of sketches, models, drawings and diary jottings; a selection of the architect’s reflections; and a postscript by the author on the trends in Indian architecture. A detailed bibliography and catalogue of Doshi’s works complete the study.
Balkrishna Doshi: An Architecture for India is a valuable addition to the literature on architecture in developing countries.
About the Author
William J.R. Curtis has taught history of architecture and theories of design at universities in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. Curtis received the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and the critics award of the Comite Internationale des Critiques d’ Architecture.