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GANGES WATER MACHINE: DESIGNING NEW INDIA'S ANCIENT RIVER. Anthony Acciavatti. Applied Research and Design Publishing, ORO Editions, Novato, 2015. 406 pp. with 497 ills. (381 col.). 30 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780982622612 In English.
Publisher's description: New India's Ancient River refers to the physical and social changes that take place every year in response to the onslaught of the wet monsoon. Following the flow of the Ganges River from its source in the Himalayas to the historic city of Patna, this is the first book to document the layers of human and natural history along the river, as well as the infrastructures used to transform the Ganges into a water machine. Through drawings, texts, and historic maps, Ganges Water Machine untangles the astonishing social and spatial transformation of the Ganges River: the construction of the historic Ganges Canal, the complex culture of water extraction, the politics of visual representation, and the cosmos threaded by the Ganges River. New India's Ancient River expands the discussion of one of India's most important natural and cultural resources: the Ganges River. It constructs a robust visual and historic archive of this most elusive watercourse -- always articulating how infrastructure forms an aqueous braid between people and the land.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — India — Post-1945 — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 155093
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