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Building for South Asia - An Architectural Autobiography
Building for South Asia - An Architectural Autobiography

Building for South Asia - An Architectural Autobiography

by Benjamin Polk

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Language

English

Publisher

Abhinav Publications

ISBN

8170173000 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 81

Binding

Paperback

Benjamin Polk
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Author: Benjamin Polk
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 81
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170173000

Description

Architect Polk believes that words about buildings are always secondary to the buildings themselves. In architectural presentation, buildings themselves are the central facts, and he sees that this is true in his own architectural autobiography.

Nevertheless, alongwith the many plates that some measure illustrate this work, Polk has included observations on diverse and unreconciled situations that help explain the special cases of the artistry of space, structure, and form in his designs. He never handed down abstract form, and he would say that the words of his book-or indeed any critique-do not alter the buildings. They are neither more nor less because of the written word.

All the buildings in this architectural autobiography are Polk’s personal designs and belong to his practice in South Asia, 1952-1964

Contents

PREFACE

List of Plates

Continuities: Can We Use the Old Traditions

Some Monumental Buildings

The Human Scale

Industrial Work

Engineering

On Architecture and Planning

Postscript

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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