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Three heritage items from Chandigarh auctioned in USA for Rs 1.12 cr, highest amount earned since 2009

Over one and a half years, as many as 40 heritage furniture items from Chandigarh have been auctioned at various auction houses abroad for a whopping amount of Rs 2.14 crore till now.

A date with history: From today, step into Jeanneret’s restored canteen

Deepika Gandhi, director of the Centre, says the process of restoration was challenging as the place was in utter neglect, and there were no original drawings available for reference.

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Corbusier’s ideas and design still relevant for the world of today: New York-based expert

Dr Shumkov spoke at length about Corbusier’s book, ‘The Poem of the Right Angle’, written between 1947 and 1943, which incorporates text and paintings.

Kabhi Kabhi: Unpacking Capitol Complex, watching the Open Hand turn

Even in his time, Le Corbusier was an enigmatic figure, but Gandhi’s expert commentary made it easy to understand why his name still evokes more than just passing curiosity.

Three Punjab ministers break walls to redo their offices in heritage secretariat

As per norms, renovation work in a heritage building needs the permission of the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee. An office-bearer of the CHCC, wishing not to be named, said no such permission was taken.

From the Inside Out: photography exhibition “Le Corbusier in India: The Play of Light” in Chandigarh

Presented by the Alliance Francaise, as part of the 50th death anniversary of the architect, the show has photos by Chandigarh photographer Ajay Bhatia.

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These priceless artworks are my gift to Chandigarh, future generations: M N Sharma

M N Sharma, the first Indian Chief Architect of Chandigarh, spoke over the phone about the new section ‘MN Sharma Collection’, soon after its inauguration at the Government Museum and Art Gallery on Friday.

Corbusier was an apolitical person: Swiss ambassador to India

Corbusier was "an apolitical person", "who did not fall prey to totalitarian mermaids singing", said Linus von Castelmur.

Living in His Images

The revolutionary architect and urban planner Le Corbusier was also a camera person, who worked behind and before the lens.

50 Years After Le Corbusier: A tapestry of light and colour

Presented by Alliance Francaise, the exhibition showcases 25 photographs of Corbusier’s architectural masterpieces in the city, and a few in Ahmedabad.

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