recently participated in a conversation with James B. Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, as part of the Getty's series of podcasts, Art + Ideas
, in which Getty president Jim Cuno talks with artists, writers, curators, and scholars about their work.
After the Partition of India in 1947, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier to build Chandigarh, a new capital city that would be, in Nehru’s words, “symbolic of the freedom of India, unfettered by the traditions of the past.” In the first of a two-part series on modern architecture in India, Maristella Casciato
reveals how Le Corbusier led a team of architects in the design and construction of Chandigarh’s urban plan and architecture. Casciato
is senior curator of architectural collections at the Getty Research Institute and a leading authority on the work of Le Corbusier.
Listen to Maristella Casciato's
conversation with James Cuno here.
Dr. Casciato has been a member of SAH since 1985 and currently serves on the SAH Board of Directors as well as several committees.