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Building for South Asia An Architectural Autobiography 1st Edition

Building for South Asia An Architectural Autobiography 1st Edition,8170173000,9788170173007


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Publisher:Abhinav Publications
Published In:1993
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.82 lbs
Pages:pp. x + 48, 81 Plates, Index, Biblio.

The Title "Building for South Asia An Architectural Autobiography 1st Edition " is written by Benjamin Polk. This book was published in the year 1993. The ISBN number 8170173000|9788170173007 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. x + 48 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Abhinav Publications. We have about 507 other great books from this publisher. Building for South Asia An Architectural Autobiography 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Architect Polk believes that words about buildings are always secondary to the buildings themselves. In architectural presentation, buildings themselves are the central facts, and he sees that this is true in his own architectural autobiography.

Nevertheless, along with the many plates that in some measure illustrate this work, Polk has included observations on diverse and unreconciled situations that help explain the special cases of the artistry of space, structure, and form in his designs. He never "handed down" abstract form, and he would say that the words of his book--or indeed any critique--do not alter the buildings. They are neither more nor less because of the written word.

All the buildings in this architectural Autobiography are Polk's personal designs and belong to his practice in south Asia, 1952-1964.

About the Author

Benjamin Polk is an American architect who made India his home. He writes: "There is a focusing of mind and body and of heart of Place-on human geography. This is the frame of the design encounter. It has not changed since the Pyramids were built."

The spirit of the place to which he invariably addresses himself is perceived in micro-geography and microclimate, and in social history, local history, and local convictions and faith, and, it also emerges in the Economics of structure. Each building is its own special case; and taken together they comprise his architectural autobiography, Building for South Asia.


List of Plates

1. Continuities : Can We Use the Old Traditions
2. Some Monumental Buildings
3. The Human Scale
4. Industrial Work
5. Engineering
6. On Architecture and Planning
7. Postscript