Architecture of the Newars
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Presented in association with the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust.
A talk on the architecture of the Kathmandu Valley by Niels Gutschow, whose three volumeArchitecture of the Newarsencompasses the entire history of architecture in Kathmandu and its neighbors over a period of 1,500 years, right up to the present.
Architecture of the Newars is a rare tribute to an urban culture that has preserved a fascinating lifestyle to this very day. Gutschow first travelled to Nepal in 1962, returning in 1970 after reading architecture, and since then has constantly worked on the connections between ritual and the city. He has worked with measured drawings to identify the various building typologies, which are documented in three volumes with 862 photos and 939 drawings.
Niels Gutschow was born in 1941 in Hamburg and currently lives in Abtsteinach, Germany, and Bhaktapur, Nepal. He is an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute.