ARCHITECTURE MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Vitra Design Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 400 pgs / 450 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 35   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783945852316 TRADE
List Price: $85.00 CDN $115.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Weil am Rhein, Germany
Vitra Design Museum, 03/30/19–09/08/19

BROWSE THE 2019 FALL CATALOG

Preview our Fall 2019 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People

Edited by Mateo Kries, Jolanthe Kugler, Khushnu Hoof. Text by Balkrishna Doshi, Khushnu Hoof, Kenneth Frampton, Kazi Ashraf, Martha Thorne, Samanth Subramanian, Juhani Pallasmaa, Rajeev Kathpalia, Jolanthe Kugler.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People.'

Balkrishna Doshi constantly demonstrates that all good architecture and urban planning must not only unite purpose and structure but must take into account climate, site, technique and craft. –Pritzker Prize 2018 jurors
The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Balkrishna Doshi is one of India's most influential architects, 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 honors 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.
Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People presents the first comprehensive survey of this groundbreaking architect’s oeuvre in over 20 years. With a complete overview of all of Doshi’s projects, it 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.
Balkrishna Doshi (born 1927) began his architecture studies in 1947 before working with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. He founded his own practice, Vastu Shilpa Consultants, in 1956, combining the lessons he learned from this earlier generation of architects with an understanding of Indian architectural traditions. In 2018, Doshi became the first-ever Indian winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Midwest Book Review

Offering a wealth of expertly organized and presented information, commentary, and images, "Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" is impressively organized and presented.

A Daily Dose of Architecture Books

A companion to the exhibition of the same name the large-format book presents nearly thirty selected projects spanning six decades, nine essays, an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, four visual portfolios, and a thorough archive with timeline, catalog of complete works, and bibliography.

Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People

in stock  $85.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/7/2019

The most comprehensive monograph ever published on 2018 Pritzker Prize winner, Balkrishna Doshi

The most comprehensive monograph ever published on 2018 Pritzker Prize winner, Balkrishna Doshi

These 2018 Iwan Baan photographs of Amdavad Ni Gufa exhibition space, built for renowned Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain in 1994 in Ahmedabad, are reproduced from Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People, the most comprehensive monograph ever published on Doshi, winner of the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Exquisitely designed, this 400-page clothbound hardcover from Vitra Design Museum features 450 color and black-and-white images printed on two different uncoated papers. Newly commissioned photo essays are mixed in with copious, well-edited archival materials, while an assortment of scholarly essays and an interview of the architect by Hans Ulrich Obrist are framed by an illustrated biography and writings by Doshi himself. In a text about Amdavad Ni Gufa, Doshi describes an event that took place when the building was consecrated. "The tribals who had worked to construct it were so deeply affected by the technique of construction, the forms of the building, and the way changes could be made naturally, that they felt they were living their own ancient ritual of Pithora Bava (a form of ritual painting). So what they did was to perform a dance following a puja (prayer ritual) and the sprinkling of sacred colors. These nocturnal rituals lasted for nine days. But on the first day, after hearing the chant of Sheshanaga (the thousand-headed cobra that is Lord Vishnu's resting place), Husain suddenly stood up and, holding a long brush, climbed up on the domes, where he feverishly painted a cobra connecting the two large rotundas. He then asked me to get this cobra glazed in black mosaic. On the ninth day, the tribals declared that prana, the breath of life from Pithora Bava, had now entered the Gufa. The Gufa has now become a place celebrating the first ever collaborative acts of painting and architecture." continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ARCHITECTURE

Kenzo Tange

KENZO TANGE

Edited by Seng Kuan.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783108
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
Active | In stock


Eduardo Souto de Moura

EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA

By Eduardo Souto de Moura.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783122
USD $42.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
Active | In stock


Floating Images

FLOATING IMAGES

Edited by André Tavares, Pedro Bandeira. Text by Pedro Bandeira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Diogo Seixas Lopes, Philip Ursprung.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783016
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
Active | In stock


Between Land and Sea Works of Kiyonori Kikutake

BETWEEN LAND AND SEA WORKS OF KIYONORI KIKUTAKE

Edited by Ken Tadashi Oshima.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784327
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 1/25/2016
Active | In stock


Patterns and Structure

PATTERNS AND STRUCTURE

By Guy Nordenson.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782194
USD $30.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 9/1/2010
Active | In stock


Andrea Palladio - Unbuilt Venice

ANDREA PALLADIO - UNBUILT VENICE

By Antonio Foscari.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782224
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 9/1/2010
Active | In stock


Louis Kahn Drawing to Find Out

LOUIS KAHN DRAWING TO FIND OUT

By Michael Mirrill.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782217
USD $90.00
| CAN $120

Pub Date: 9/1/2010
Active | In stock


Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio

WANG SHU AND AMATEUR ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Photographs by Iwan Baan.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785317
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 5/25/2017
Active | In stock


Luis M. Mansilla + Emilio Tuñón: From Rules to Constraints

LUIS M. MANSILLA + EMILIO TUñóN: FROM RULES TO CONSTRAINTS

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782811
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 6/25/2012
Active | In stock


Rooms You May Have Missed

ROOMS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

By Mirko Zardini.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784587
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 11/25/2015
Active | In stock


What is a Museum Now?: Snøhetta and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

WHAT IS A MUSEUM NOW?: SNøHETTA AND THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

By Snøhetta.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785072
USD $49.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 11/7/2017
Active | In stock


Buckminster Fuller Inc.

BUCKMINSTER FULLER INC.

By Mark Wigley.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784280
USD $35.00
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 12/15/2015
Active | In stock



print icon


arrow back


arrow next


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com