Author:Jaimini Mehta


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Embodied Vision: Interpreting the Architecture of Fatehpur Sikri

By: Jaimini Mehta

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books:

Seller ID: 106508

ISBN: 9789383098484

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Departing from the conventional path of describing and explaining the architecture of Fatehpur Sikri, Professor Jaimini Mehta delves into a series of representations the Mughal city has been subjected to and concludes that there is an inexorable tension at its core embodied in the constantly shifting axes, complex rhythms, raising or lowering of the ground planes, juxtapositions of mythical symbols and the conflicting pulls of traditions and human will. The space of Fatehpur Sikri is revealed to us through perception more than through geometry.Professor Mehta’s unconventional interpretation ... View more info

Rethinking Modernity: Towards Post Rational Architecture

By: Jaimini Mehta; Foreword By K.T. Ravindran

Price: $30.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036467

ISBN: 8189738720

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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. Critical writings of several post-Renaissanc... View more info