Apurva Bose Dutta’s book Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos has been featured at The Indian Express. The full article can be read here, and below is a short extract from the fascinating review of Apurva’s book:
“From discussions around their individual journeys to the state of our cities, role of an architect, and architectural education, the book presents “oral histories” of architects who have shaped the landscape of the country. Each interview also carries a glimpse into the personal lives of the architects. The book thus moves from their early lives to the processes within their minds to the drawing boards in their respective studios, framing the architectural scene in the country. […] It brings to memory the famous 1932 photograph, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, where 11 Rockefeller Centre construction workers are seated casually, eating lunch across a beam, a symbol of both resilience and ambition all at once. Even as one questions the merit of the profession these days, these interviews are a reminder that thought and conviction has made many a good building in the country.”
Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos is available now from Cambridge Scholars, and can be purchased by clicking here.