Powell, Robert, editor. Regionalism in Architecture. Singapore: Concept Media/Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1985.
Is there an Asian consciousness in architecture as opposed to Western logic? What is this Asian consciousness? Can it be related to certain forms and can it be given a certain identity? What is Islamic architecture? What is the role of architects in the predominantly rural population of Asia? Have they a social role to play and what should be the architect's relation to Government'? These are some of the issues addressed in this hook which records the second regional seminar organised by The Aga Khan Award for Architecture in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The participants brought to their deliberations a wide range of experience and revealed intellectual ideas, practical wisdom and historical perspectives, focusing on the subject of Regionalism in Architecture. In the words of one participant the issues discussed in this book are "seminal for "major cultural transformations are taking place...extremely interesting pyschological and sociological phenomenon which deal with the question of human order". Whilst the discussions focus on the Indian sub-continent, the ideas on regionalism, education and architectural practice are applicable in many societies throughout the world. Proceedings of the Regional Seminar sponsored by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, in 1985.