Digitising and Archiving of a Historic Document.

In 1985, a landmark exhibition on ‘The Architecture of India’ curated by Charles Correa and commissioned by Pupul Jaykar travelled the world. The exhibition was accompanied by a printed catalog edited by Charles Correa and a multi-screen projections system authored by Imtiaz Dharker. The exhibition and the collaterals presented the architecture of India – from prehistory to post-independence – in a unique narrative that celebrated the ideas behind the iconic buildings and sites. In an effort to preserve this historic document, one surviving copy of the catalog was remastered. The process involved scanning, cleaning of images, sourcing some historic data and superimposing layouts to create a digital mirror. to extend the process, Imtiaz Dharker and Alpesh Taylor worked on digitising the projection film into a preservable format.

Initiative: Digital Remastering and Reproduction
Original Authors: Charles Correa, Pravina Mehta, Uttam Jain, Dileep Purohit, Jal Aria
Remastering Credits: Sharmila Chakravorty, Shalmali Wagle, Prasenjit Bhowmick, Rashmi Naicker, Ayishwariya Balagopal, Maanasi Hattangadi, Christina D’sa, Ruturaj Parikh
Film Remastering: Imtiaz Dharker and Alpesh Taylor
Limited Reprint: JAK Printers