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Where can I get the details of the campus, site plan, floor plans, etc.
Zunaira Fatima
Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology
There are two books on Doshi that may have the plan:

William J R Curtis, Balkrishna Doshi. Balkrishna Doshi : An Architecture for India. New York, Rizzoli, 1988. ISBN 0-8478-0937-4.

James Steele. Rethinking Modernism for the Developing World : The Complete Architecture of Balkrishna Doshi. Watson-Guptill Publications (September 1998). ISBN 0-8230-0227-6.

If you can't find them in the JNTU Library, then you could purchase them through
Ozgur Basak Alkan
Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology

I'm Shailu, a student from Chennai. I need the plans of CEPT. I noticed that you had wanted the plans and sections for CEPT. Can you give them to me in case you got it? My email ID is
Shailu Pillai
Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology
Ozgur, If I remember right, the author James Steele has also written several books on Islamic architecture?
Frank John Snelling
Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology
Dear Frank,

I'm not sure if it qualifies as Islamic architecture per se (when I think of that term, I think either the historic monuments of Islamic dynasties or current religious structures, but that's just the turk in me).

James Steele has written monographs of contemporary non-Western architects such as Balkrishna Doshi, Hassan Fathy, Rasem Badran, and has most recently published a monograph on the life and work of California based modernist architect, R.M. Schindler and has also written a book on the work of contemporary Eric Owen Moss. So, I guess that makes him an all around scholar on modernist architecture in California, Middle East and South Asia. (although he also appears to have written articles on Mackintosh, Gehry, Koenig, etc.)

He edited the publication presenting the winners of the Aga Khan Awards in 1989, which is available on ArchNet under Architecture for Islamic Societies Today". In fact, a lot of his writings are available on ArchNet; 45 articles came up when I searched for his name. Arcinform has a profile on him that also includes his articles. Oh, and then there's his faculty website at USC.
Ozgur Basak Alkan


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