Laurie Baker - Truth in Architecture
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Laurie Baker was an eminent architect originally from England who made India his home on Mahtma Gandhi's advice. In his style we find the confluence of Gandhiji's thoughts and Baker's own artistic view.
His art pieces are beyond the time and space. They provide us with a power to think to deep inside our mind. It has a potential to create a curiosity about every micro and macro events in the nature. It also offers an inner strength for contemplation. In a chaotic environment of information and technology surrounding us, it is Baker’s masterpieces that are the classic art forever.
“Laurie Baker was truly a green architect, with considerable concern for harmony with nature as well as low maintenance cost. He was an “architect’s architect” and he has left his footprints on the sands of time in relation to architecture with a human face. I am happy that Shri. Atul Deulgaonkar has captured in this book the essence of Laurie Baker’s philosophy in the field of architecture. I hope the book will be widely read by all concerned with protecting the environment, reducing construction and maintenance costs and above all a sense of beauty and functional efficiency. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Shri. Atul Deulgaonkar for his labour of love for nature and architecture.”
Prof. M.S. Swaminathan