Architecture Reading Aid Vol 1: Ahmedabad

Fanelsa, Helten, Martenson, Wertgen

Publisher Ruby Press

ISBN 9783944074108

Idea Code 15770

This small architectural guide provides a representative overview of the built environment in the north Indian metropolis of Ahmedabad. In addition to covering the city’s notable legacy of modernist architecture, the work also treats diverse forms of informal urban arrangements: from architecture without architects (to borrow from Bernard Rudofsky) to ephemeral structures sprouting up on streets and plazas, everything is fair game. Clear axonometric drawings and short texts providing cultural and historical context make this idiosyncratic travel guide an accessible introduction to decoding Indian urbanism for the architect and layperson alike.

144 p, ills colour, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English