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Title: Architectural Voices of India
Author: Apurva Bose Dutta
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
The field of architecture has gradually evolved from being a mere profession to becoming a representation of the society in which we live. Architects form the voice of this profession, and an in-depth discussion with them allows a greater understanding of their theories, visions for architecture, and contributions towards the field, and how they are managing the non-linear societal evolution in a comprehensive manner.
This volume brings together 17 iconic Indian architects across generations, and, through dialogues, probes into their lives, beliefs and philosophies, and candid thoughts and opinions. It offers a platform for discussions on the core issues of architecture, and serves as a reference for the state of architecture both in India and globally.
The book will appeal to architectural and building industry practitioners and students of architecture, as well as the general reader, as it speaks about architecture as an integral part of building a nation. It traverses the architecture journey in India, and bestows a clarity on the directions still to be taken.
Ar Apurva Bose Dutta is a Bengaluru-based architectural journalist. Her professional experience includes decade-long work and collaborations with multiple international and national design publications, publishing houses, building and design firms and organisations, and web portals. In 2016, she represented the Indian delegation of architectural writers as a part of an international media visit in Melbourne. She has been a pioneer in increasing the visibility of the subject of architectural journalism in India, and has been awarded by the architecture, design and building industry for Excellence in Architectural Journalism (2015), Creative Excellence in Architectural Journalism (2010) and A3F award in Architectural Journalism (2009). She graduated in Architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture, India in 2005, and obtained a diploma in Freelance Journalism in 2008 from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, UK.