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Stories of Storeys
Art, Architecture and the City



October 2018 | 392 pages | SAGE Select

A renowned architect and artist on how public architecture in our cities has lost contact with the lives of the common people.

Behind the seemingly ordinary life of a practising architect lies a whole host of non-professional impulses that give shape to buildings. Stories of Storeys:
Art, Architecture and the City is about these impulses and conditions—social, literate, personal and political—which are expressed, but often ignored in architecture. Bhatia looks at the ordinary, physical, visible and tactile involvement of our urban environment and the way it affects, communicates with, or influences us. An all-inclusive sociology of architecture, the book draws on the social life of some of architecture’s role players, people whose peculiar demands on design have come to characterize the building environment of our times, and times that are characterized by this progressive isolation of architecture from the society of common people.


 

 

 


 
Introduction
 
Reading the City
 
City in Decline
 
Public Architecture
 
Architecture Definitions
 
The Architect
 
Architecture in the City
 
Practice
 
Architecture and the Bureaucrat
 
Architecture as Style
 
Architect as Builder
 
The Home Owner
 
Architecture Consumer
 
Architecture in Urbanism
 
Urban Art
 
City Cosmopolitan
 
City Space
 
Architecture as Luxury
 
Architecture as Commerce
 
City History
 
Architecture as Landscape
 
Art as Politics
 
Greening Architecture
 
Architecture as Photoshop
 
Architecture as Idea
 
Art as Idea
 
A Future Imagined

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Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia graduated in Fine Arts and went on to get a Masters degree in Architecture. A Delhi-based architect, he has received several awards for his drawings and buildings and has also written extensively on architecture. Besides a biography on Laurie Baker, he is the author of Punjabi Baroque, Silent Spaces and Malaria Dreams—a trilogy that focuses on the cultural and social aspects of buildings. Blueprint, a collective of his architectural works will be published in 2018. Bhatia is currently working on Future Building: Ideas for the Future City.  More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353280802
₹895.00