Shaun Fynn avec Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's City Today
The city of Chandigarh was one of the early planned cities in the post-independence India and is known internationally for its architecture and urban design. The master plan of the city was prepared by Le Corbusier. Contemporary photos of Chandigarh, organised into different planning categories (Institutions, Housing, etc) with descriptions that give some historical context and quotes from Le Corbusier. Brings Chandigarh up close, showing not only the architecture, but the everyday life of its inhabitants.
'Fynn provides a superb look at North India's Chandigarh, Le Corbusier's singular planned city, 60 years after its completion..The book reveals a futuristic vision that has been absorbed by contemporary Indian society without being subsumed, showcasing both Corbusier's tremendous work and modern accretions and deviations....This is a visually astute and intimately observed study.' --Publisher's Weekly
'Combining detailed plans and contextualising information with a wealth of viscerally engaging yet strangely haunting photography, Fynn opens a door into what it's like to live in present-day Chandigarh - a UNESCO World Heritage Site that retains a sense of mystery. Fynn captures moments of pride as well as flashes of decay. The text also includes invaluable insight in an interview with one of Le Corbusier's original team.' --Aesthetica Magazine
'In 1950, India's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited the architect Le Corbusier to design a modernist city that broke with the country's colonial past. Shaun Fynn explored the world heritage site. Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier's city today by Shaun Fynn is published by Princeton Architectural Press.' --The Guardian
Shaun Fynn is an acclaimed designer with over 20 years experience in advising and creating for Fortune 500 companies. Since founding STUDIOFYNN in 1997 he has developed the practice in the US, Italy and emerging markets working in the areas of design, design research, photo documentary and design education. He is also a visiting lecturer at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, the IIT in Mumbai, India, Art Center College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.