Achyut Kanvinde – Akar is a monograph on the life and works of Achyut Kanvinde, one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture in India with a professional career spanning five decades. Celebrated as the father of campus planning in India, some of Kanvinde’s better-known projects include the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; National Dairy Development Board Campus, Anand; National Institute of Bank Management and National Insurance Academy, Pune; Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai; and National Science Centre and the ISKCON Temple in Delhi. Of the large number of projects designed under the aegis of Kanvinde Rai & Chowdhury, this book deals primarily with 45 selected works that the authors felt best represent the firms oeuvre. A compilation of unrealised projects, research studies, competitions, working drawings, and an exhaustive chronology complete the monograph.
Reviews of Achyut Kanvinde: Akar
1."This book is primarily a compendium of Kanvinde's most important works over these five decades"
-THE INDIAN EXPRESS (August 2017)
2. "The book is a valuable addition to any library, architectural or otherwise. The quality of its production sets a standard in architectural biographies which is unmatched in our country".
-LANDSCAPE (Issue 52, 2017)
3. "Biographies such as this one are special moments where the book has to engage with much broader questions than the documentation of a life in all its multifarious forms and experiences".
-DOMUS (October 2017)