Rethinking Towards Post Rational Architecture Modernity

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Item Code: AZF828
Author: Jamini Mehta
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9788189738723
Pages: 154 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Other Details 10.50x8.00 inches
Weight 970 gm
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About The Book

Has the project to usher in Modernity run its full course and is now ready to be replaced by something called Post-Modern? Re examining the very idea of Modernity in architecture, and drawing from a number of diverse sources such as philosophy, social science, art and technology, Prof. Mehta argues that the normal historical progression of architectural thought and production suffered an epistemological break in mid 18th century, caused by the separation between architecture and engineering and resulted in increasing rationalization of architecture.

About the Author

Prof. Jaimini Mehta is a practicing architect and an academician based in Vadodara, India. He studied architecture at M.S. University of Vadodara, and at University of Pennsylvania in the Louis Kahn Studio. He went on to work in the offices of Louis Kahn and Mitchell/Giurgola Associates in Philadelphia.


Architectural discourse in India has been waiting to break the boundaries of practice from the introduction of "Modernism" into our complex cultural milieu. The deliberate disjunction from the epistemologies of the highly pluralistic indigenous practices was only a part of the general rationalizing processes that European education set in motion in India, from late 19th century.

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