ISBN 9788129104151,Calcutta's Edifice: The Buildings Of A Great City

Calcutta's Edifice: The Buildings Of A Great City



Rupa Publications India Pvt Ltd.

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788129104151

ISBN-10 8129104156


Number of Pages 733 Pages
Language (English)


Calcutta, the Star of the East, is a great city, a City of Palaces, of people and of 'Joy'. Calcutta's buildings are entertaining in a compelling sense, akin to a great epic drama, and so they are, in a serious pictorial sense as well - a grand display gallery. Because of its political and economic history, the city and its background have been lavishly documented. As a matter of record it has sufficient awareness of its own architectural heritage. Calcutta's Edifice allows these buildings to 'speak for themselves'. Illustrated by the author, this book strives to achieve a point of view not of a foreigner but of an appreciator. With notes of the past and seductive speculations of the future, it examines the architectural and associated apparatuses of Calcutta as it is. Brian Paul Bach was born in Wisconsin, USA in 1954, and is keenly interested in most subjects pertaining to the subcontinent. He has been a factory worker, stagehand, carpenter, and is a librarian, filmmaker, artist and writer. He lives with his wife in Washington State, USA