March 21, 2006

P is for Prasad


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Originally uploaded by architechnophilia.
Like many young architects during India's independence, Shiv Nath Prasad was keen to change the language of architecture to reflect the emerging nation. Along with Le Corbusier's presence, Modernism manifested in India and the works of Prasad found centre stage. His work was climatically sympathetic with a strong Modern aesthetic of bare-faced concrete with deep recesses to handle the Indian environment.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am surprised and glad Shivnath Prasad is tagged here.I did not know that he still has a following, less so outside India.He was one of the most important modernist out of India but did not get his due.

jake said...

i am an old friend of his and his wife sarla.please let me know how i would be able to contact him.thank you.jacob and ashwati.natedig

Anonymous said...

I worked with him in 1963-64, working on Akbar hotel project. A great Architect to work for.
Vijay Kumar,RA, NCARB

vijay kumar said...

He was great architect and I had opportunity to work with him during 1963-64. I worked on Akbar hotel during that time and International commision of irrigation building

Shiv Prasad said...

@jake - Hello. Mr. Shiv Nath Prasad was my Grand uncle ,sadly its been 10 yrs that he had passed away . but if you can send he your contact info . i can send you his wife's contact .

Shiv Prasad said...

@vijay kumar - its nice to find some one who has worked with him. Actually i am his grand nephew and currently i am documenting his work. if you can please forward me your contact it would be really helpful.

David Oakland said...

I was his student at the University of Virginia in 1977. He was a fine teacher and an important influence on my work. Because of his personal modesty, we were shocked to see the power of his work.

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