Chandigarh, India, is a unique achievement of architecture and design.
Created in the 1950s according to a plan produced by Le Corbusier and
Pierre Jeanneret and a team of international and Indian architects, it
instantly became an icon of modernist urban design. This
book brings the city home through more than three hundred stunning
photographs by artists Werner Feiersinger. Inspired by Ernst
Scheidegger’s book of photographs recording the city’s construction, Chandigarh 1956,
Feiersinger assembled a vast pictorial record of the city’s famous
architecture today. Far more than mere documentary photographs,
Feiersinger’s images are works of art in themselves, capturing the vivid
atmosphere of the city, the expressive sculptural qualities of the
buildings, and the continuity of design and planning that makes the city
such a striking whole. An essay by Austrian architect
Andreas Vass puts the photos in context with Chandigarh’s history, its
architectural qualities, and its possible future development. The
resulting book is a stunning depiction of an unforgettable city.