Stories of Storeys: Art, Architecture and the City

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Author: Gautam Bhatia

9789353280802 | PB | pp. 392 | 2018 | SAGE Select

This book is about non-professional impulses and conditions—social, literate, personal and political—which are expressed, but often ignored in architecture.

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A renowned architect and artist on how public architecture in our cities has lost contact with the lives of the common people.

Behind the seemingly ordinary life of a practising architect lies a whole host of non-professional impulses that give shape to buildings. Stories of Storeys: Art, Architecture and the City is about these impulses and conditions—social, literate, personal and political—which are expressed, but often ignored in architecture. Bhatia looks at the ordinary, physical, visible and tactile involvement of our urban environment and the way it affects, communicates with, or influences us. An all-inclusive sociology of architecture, the book draws on the social life of some of architecture’s role players, people whose peculiar demands on design have come to characterize the building environment of our times, and times that are characterized by this progressive isolation of architecture from the society of common people.

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Author:

Gautam Bhatia

ISBN:

9789353280802

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

392

Year of Publishing:

2018

Publisher:

SAGE Select

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author graduated in Fine Arts and went on to get a Masters degree in Architecture. A Delhi-based architect, he has received several awards for his drawings and buildings and has also written extensively on architecture. Besides a biography on Laurie Baker, he is the author of Punjabi Baroque, Silent Spaces and Malaria Dreams—a trilogy that focuses on the cultural and social aspects of buildings. Blueprint, a collective of his architectural works will be published in 2018. Bhatia is currently working on Future Building: Ideas for the Future City.

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