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Manuel Bougot – Trip to Chandigarh


It was in Chandigarh, the Indian capital at the foot of the Himalayas, that Le Corbusier implemented for the only time in his life his urban theories on the scale of an entire city. In 1947, during the partition of India and Pakistan, the state of Punjab was divided: Lahore, its former capital, now being in Pakistan, Nehru entrusted three years later the construction of a new capital to a team directed by Le Corbusier. In photographing Chandigarh, Manuel Bougot’s intention was to portray the city in a unique way by filming exclusively private and administrative interiors. But in front...

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