The pioneering architect Le Corbusier spent the 1950s bringing concrete to Chandigarh and 'the City Beautiful'. Picture by Matthias Van Rossen. #Midcenturymagazine

Chandigarh: India's modernist marvel

Gallery of AD Classics: Master Plan for Chandigarh / Le Corbusier - 24

Gallery of AD Classics: Master Plan for Chandigarh / Le Corbusier - 24

Image 24 of 59 from gallery of AD Classics: Master Plan for Chandigarh / Le Corbusier. Photograph by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Chandigarh : 50 ans après Le Corbusier - http://www.blog-habitat-durable.com/chandigarh-50-ans-apres-le-corbusier/

Chandigarh : 50 ans après Le Corbusier

Chandigarh : 50 ans après Le Corbusier - http://www.blog-habitat-durable.com/chandigarh-50-ans-apres-le-corbusier/

1953 The Palace of Justice in Chandigarh, India by Le Corbusier - Exploiting plasticity of concrete

Chandigarh: A planned city

Best Ideas For Architecture and Modern Design : – Picture : – Description 1953 The Palace of Justice in Chandigarh, India by Le Corbusier – Exploiting plasticity of concrete

Le Corbusier's Chandigarh manhole cover recently sold for £15,000, although there is no suggestion the furniture was bought or sold illegally.

Le Corbusier's Indian masterpiece Chandigarh is stripped for parts

The Chandigarh Legislative Assembly building, one of the buildings in the city's administrative hub designed by French architect Le Corbusier, is reflected in an adjoining pool

Built in the early 1950s, Neelam Theatre is located in Sector 17, the commercial district of the modernist city that was famously masterplanned by Le Corbusier in post-independence India.

New photographs offer look inside theatre in Le Corbusier's Chandigarh

Details of the entrance portal, with its massive and brightly coloured concrete columns

The city Le Corbusier built: inside Chandigarh – in pictures

In India’s prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited the architect Le Corbusier to design a modernist city that broke with the country’s colonial past

Capturing Le Corbusier's decaying architectural playground...                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Capturing Le Corbusier's decaying architectural playground...

Image 1 of 6 from gallery of 'Chandigarh: Portrait of a City' Exhibition. Legislative Assembly (back entrance), 2010 / Architect: Le Corbusier, 1962 (Courtesy Manuel Bougot/Photoink)

High Court of Justice, Chandigarh_Le Corbusier, 1955

High Court of Justice, Chandigarh, 1955 © Lucien Hervé / J Paul Getty Trust / The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles / Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris and Judith Elkan Hervé / 2014 DACS

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