Readership: General readers as well as practising architects and students, teachers, and researchers of art and architecture, development studies, urban planning, sociology, and cultural studies.
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, and Raj Rewal, Well-known architect; formerly Professor,, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Ramin Jahanbegloo, well-known Iranian philosopher, is currently associate professor at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OUP 2006), India Revisited: Conversations on Contemporary India (OUP 2007), India Analysed: Sudhir Kakar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OUP 2008), and, most recently, Talking Politics: Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo (OUP 2011).
Raj Rewal is one of the leading contemporary architects in India. An Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, and Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects, he was Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and has also taught at MIT, Boston.
Innovation and Tradition: The Architecture of Raj Rewal
PART I: FROM HOSHIARPUR TO PARIS-A Temple within Self
Gandhi and the Partition
An Unusual Marriage
The Challenge of Le Corbusier
PART II: THINKING ARCHITECTURE-The Perennial and the Ephemeral
What is Secular Architecture?
City of Dreams
A Senseless Ugliness
Thinking Cities Today
The Input of Heritage
Builders or Architects?
PART III: RASA IN ARCHITECTURE-The Concept of Rasa
Civilized Art and Primitive Art
Does an Asian Architecture Exist?
PART IV: CLASH OR ASSIMILATION OF ARCHITECTURAL VALUES-Globalization and the Ethics of Architecture
An Indian Vision of the World
Dialogue among Cultures
The Spirit of Location
The Ethics of Architecture
The Game of Light
The Dialectic of Interior and Exterior
Conceptualizing Islamic Architecture