Title: Chandigarh: Living with Le Corbusier
In the nineteen-fifties the architectural profession turned its gaze
towards India where Le Corbusier had been commissioned to build an
ideal modern city.
Today, Chandigarh is a pulsating metropolis while, at the same time,
the originally planned city was able to retain its garden city
In her extensive urban portrait, the photographer and ethnologist
Bärbel Högner investigates the alleged contradiction between European
modernism and Indian lifestyle.
Chandigarh: Living with Le Corbusier
presents a range of
photographs and texts that exemplify the local modernism of the
gesamtkunstwerk that is Chandigarh. Alternating between architecture
and scenes from daily life, her images paint a multifaceted picture of
Living with Le Corbusier in this unique planned city in India.
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