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The book presents a series of perspectives on the cultural evolution of 16th-century Bhuj in the district of Kachchh, India-a city that witnessed considerable destruction in the earthquake of January 2001. It provides glimpses of the city through photographs taken during the 19th century and later. An analysis of the three-year redevelopment planning process that began to give new shape to the city after the earthquake outlines a plan of `action research`. It also touches upon issues of the value of heritage conservation in large-scale redevelopment. CONTENTS: Foreword/Suvit Yodmani; Introduction; 1. Politics, Patronace and the City 2. A Collaborative Canvas 3. Interpreting the Camera Verite In Celebration and Mourning The City Resculpted. Modeling an Institution Illustration Credits Note on Contributors Printed Pages: 304. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4342
Verlag: Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Ocean City, NJ : Grantha, 2006. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 1st ed.. 301 S. Ein gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - When a horrifying earthquake in 2001 reduced large parts of the 16th-century city of Bhuj to rubble, residents shook their heads with disbelief, awed at the prospect of reconstruction. Five years after that unforgettable morning, this book narrates the city's story of urban development over 450 tumultuous years, revisiting the work of potentates and commoners as they went about shaping its charming, if idiosyncratic, outline. Illustrated with pictures and stories obtained from residents, museums, and local organizations in Bhuj, the book combines ethnography, a comment on the relationship between craft and city-building, and a thought-provoking critique of present-day development trends. Rare 19th- and 20th-century photographs complement the book's narrative, which describes the fascinating economic role that the arts have played in city-building, and the prospects ahead to marshall them as instruments of future development. It is a book for citizens and visitors wanting an unconventional introduction to Bhuj, and a portfolio of evidence for city planners, policy-makers, and investors in the city - disaster or no disaster. ISBN 9781890206802 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Mit zahlr. auch farb. Abb. Broschiert. Artikel-Nr. 925182