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Women Architects and Modernism in India: Narratives and Contemporary Practices

Madhavi Desai (Madhavi Desai, Adjunct Faculty, Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India)

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Routledge India
31 March 2019
The Arts: General & Reference; History of architecture
Studies on architecture in South Asia continue to ignore women in canonical histories of the discipline. This book attempts to recover the stories of the women architects whose careers nearly parallel the development of modernism in colonial and postcolonial India. Writing their experiences into the narrative of mainstream architectural history wit
By:   Madhavi Desai (Madhavi Desai Adjunct Faculty Faculty of Architecture CEPT University Ahmedabad India)
Imprint:   Routledge India
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 191mm, 
Weight:   798g
ISBN:   9780367177430
ISBN 10:   0367177439
Series:   Visual and Media Histories
Pages:   430
Publication Date:   31 March 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Madhavi Desai is an adjunct faculty member at the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology) University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. She is the author of Traditional Architecture: House Form of the Islamic Community of the Bohras in Gujarat (2008); co-author of Architecture and Independence: The Search for Identity, India 1880 to 1980 (1997), The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India: The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-colonial Society (2012) and Architectural Heritage of Gujarat: Interpretation, Appreciation, Values (2012); and editor of Women and the Built Environment in India (2007).

Reviews for Women Architects and Modernism in India: Narratives and Contemporary Practices

'...this book is a stellar effort, simply for brining visibility to the unsung women architects of India...it is a long overdue publication for a subject that has been left unattended for too long and as the author also hopes in her conclusion that perhaps this will trigger off more work and research into this area.' Anubha Kakroo, Insite Review


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