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Roger Anger (1923–2008) is best known for his visionary planning in Auroville, India, the manifest “dream of a new city for the future.” Being Chief Architect of this utopian city since 1965, the essence of his work as an architect, painter and sculptor was concentrated on this site. This first comprehensive book on Roger Anger shows in great detail the work of one of the busiest and most exciting French architects of the 1950s and 60s. Sculptural plasticity and individualized, timeless modernity identify his unique architectural language. This is amply demonstrated by the more than 100 buildings designed by his office in Paris alone. His three 28 storey housing towers in Grenoble, the highest residential buildings in Europe at the time, and recipient of the Belgian “Premier Prix International d'Architecture” in 1967 remain today as an icon of the city and a spectacular example of his work.