Architect, planner, activist and theoritician, Charles Correa of India has earned his place as a major figure in contemporary architecture. His contribution to design and planning has been internationally acclaimed and he has received several major awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1980 and the 1984 Royal Gold Medal in Architecture.
This completely revised MIMAR book examines Correa's work - which covers a wide range of architecture and urban planning - from 1958 when he started his own practice, to 1986.
The book is divided into three parts. The first is an essay by Sherban Cantacuzino in which he explores Correa's approaches to design with "open-to-sky space" in a warm climate and the involvement with trying to achieve equity in the environment through urban planning in India.
The second part of the book, by Hasan-Uddin Khan, illustrates the architect's work in four major sections - Early Work, Housing and Urban Planning, Resort Hotels, Public Buildings - through text, project descriptions and numerous photographs and drawings. A Chronological Lits of Works completes the section. The third part is an essay by Correa himself (written especially for this book), where he explains his own concerns in his work. Biographical and bibliographical information is also included.