Chandigarh Redux

Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Jane B. Drew, E. Maxwell Fry

A new distinctly artistic view at Chandigarh: Werner Feiersinger's comprehensive pictorial account of the city today.

 

 

Titelinformation

Photographs by Werner Feiersinger. Essay by Andreas Vass. Edited by Martin and Werner Feiersinger

1. Auflage

, 2015

Text in English only

Paperback

416 pages, 303 color and 4 b/w illustrations

16 x 24 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-762-4

Inhalt

Chandigarh, built in the 1950s to a scheme by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret with their team of international and Indian architects, until the present day is regarded an icon of modernist urban design. Austrian artist Werner Feiersinger has recently travelled to the legendary capital of India’s federal state Punjab. Inspired by Ernst Scheidegger’s book Chandigarh 1956, he has put together a vast pictorial account of the city’s famous architecture today.

This new book features some 300 of Feiersinger’s photographs. With the keen eye of a sculptor, he shows the expressive sculptural qualities of the buildings. He captures the place’s vivid atmosphere and virtuosity and illustrates its continuous topicality. This artistic approach clearly distinguishes this book from previous publications on Chandigarh, most of which are of merely documentary character.

The essay by Austrian architect Andreas Vass reflects on Chandigarh’s history, its architectural qualities, and its future development.

Autoren & Herausgeber

Martin Feiersinger

, born 1961,  is an architect running his own studio in Vienna. He has realized numerous projects in Austria and won several international awards.

Werner Feiersinger

, born 1966, is an Austrian sculptor and photographer living and working in Vienna. He did his artistic education at University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He has lectured at Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon in 1999 and, as a visiting professor, at University of Applied Arts in Vienna 2006–08.

Andreas Vass

, born 1961, graduated in architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1988. He is a founding partner of Hubmann Vass Architects in Vienna and has been teaching as a visiting professor at various universities in Austria, Chile, Italy, and Switzerland.