| design: nature conservation, art and aesthetics

BEAUTY OF “SUBLIMATED CONTRADICTIONS”
BOOK REVIEW: 250 THINGS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SHOULD KNOW
Review by Rajat Ray
LA 74
The unique compilation brings together a diverse set of values of the discipline of landscape architecture from the fields of ecology, environment, design, planning and urbanism, art and philosophy through the medium of multiscalar works and ideas spread across geographies and belonging to different cultures.
This illustrated book for landscape architects is itself like a neatly ‘organized’ forest of fifty gardens with five lots in each of them. Rather unusual, this thick volume does not have a table of contents page. The best way to enter this ‘forest’ therefore is by opening the book anywhere randomly and landing directly into any one of the two hundred and fifty lots! There you will find on each recto on the right an expression in colourful or black and white images and graphics, and on each verso on the left is a corresponding statement in large typescript, together making one submission at a time. In these lots, this book captures the nature of this wonderful subject. We proceed to the content of the book following a small retrospective glance at the provenance of the Modern Discipline of Landscape Architecture to set the context for an Indian reader today.

 


| tribute

THE YAMUNA GENTLY WEEPS TONIGHT
MANOJ KUMAR MISRA
Saurabh Popli


| design: nature conservation, art and aesthetics

VIEW FROM WITHIN
WIDER, DEEPER
Geeta Wahi Dua


A CITY AND ITS GARDENS
AUROVILLE, TAMIL NADU
Anandit Sachdev, Rupal Rathore & Vir Shah


SPOORTHI STHALAM MEMORIAL | HYDERABAD
A DESIGN COMPETITION
Smruti Balvalli



AN INGENIOUS FORECOURT IN AN URBAN CONTEXT
SURAT
Prachi Chopade Wakaley


NATURALS NOW
EXPERIENCE CENTRE OF A BRAND MUMBAI
Hemali Samant


RAVINE TO FARM HOUSE
SAVLI, VADODARA
Karmavir Ghatge


RAAJKUTIR
SWABHUMI REVITALIZATION

KOLKATA
Anuradha Puri Rathore


PROFESSOR SHONKU PARK
KOLKATA
Sujoy Das


CORPORATE HOUSE | B SAFAL
AHMEDABAD
Urbscapes


COURT FORT
AN URBAN FARMING STUDIO NANDOLI, AHMEDABAD
Compartment S4


HALF A CENTURY OF GRATITUDE
Suneet Mohindru


BEAUTY OF “SUBLIMATED CONTRADICTIONS
BOOK REVIEW: 250 THINGS A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SHOULD KNOW
Review by Rajat Ray


| heritage and conservation

UNRAVELLING THE ENIGMA
BOOK REVIEW: THE PLANETARY KING | HUMAYUN PADSHAH | INVENTOR AND VISIONARY ON THE MUGHAL THRONE
Review by Rabindra J. Vasavada


| environment, ecology and biodiversity

IN RESEARCH, DESIGN & POLICY
In Conversation with Manu Bhatnagar


| traditional practices

TOWARDS AN INDI(A)GENE
RE-IMAGINING INDIA’S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Naeema Ali


| seeing the unseen

DECODING KOLKATA’S DURGA PUJA
BOOK REVIEW: DURGA PUJO AND THE CITY OF KOLKATA | URBAN TRANSFORMATION AND TEMPORAL SPACE
Review by Neeraj Bhagat


FUTURES PRESENT
NEW NATURES OF SONSHI’S {POST} EXTRACTIVE LANDSCAPES, GOA
Vastavikta Bhagat

























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