World Architecture 1900-2000: South Asia

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Kenneth Frampton, Rahul Mehrotra
Springer, 2000 - Architecture - 259 pages
"World Architecture" records the major architectural contributions made in all regions of the world to the development of human culture. Grouped into 10 geographical regions and representing five twenty-year-periods, the buildings have been selected by approximately 80 eminent international architectural critics. Each volume contains 100 buildings from one particular region, each object accompanied by an analytical text as well as by drawings and photographs. Introduction essays by the general editor, Kenneth Frampton, and the editor(s) of each volume complete the survey.
The series comprises 10 volumes. The books are handsome, linen-bound and stitched, generously formatted (21,5 x 28,5 cm/8,4 x 11 inches) and contain approx. 300 pages and 400 colour prints each. This unique project gives the most precise and authoritative description of 1000 of the century's most notable buildings. Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and The Maldives.

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Curzon Hall 1904 Dhaka Bangladesh arch unknown
Prince of Wales Museum 1914 Bombay India arch George Wittet
Clifton Promenade 19181923 Karachi Pakistan arch E B Hoare

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Rahul Mehrotra has been an architect in Bombay since 1990. He is Executive Director of the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI), which promotes awareness of, and research on the city of Bombay. He has written several books and articles on architecture and urbanism[, among which are Bombay: The Cities Within (co-author) Public Places Bombay and Bombay to Mumbai: Changing Prespectives (co-editor)].