Ganges Water Machine:
Designing New India's Ancient River
Book design and layout
We worked closely with Anthony Acciavatti for 3 years to develop the design of this book alongside his intensive research on the Ganges River. The result is a comprehensive collection of research, a 400 page immersive treatise on the history and vision for the future of the Ganges River.
"Sumptuous, stark, encyclopedic and prescient, here find an atlas historical and visionary, grounded in serendipitous fieldwork and bold design." – John R. Stilgoe, Harvard University
Anthony Acciavatti, the principal investigator and author, is a graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a principal of Somatic Collaborative, an award winning architecture and urban design practice in New York City. He has taught at Columbia University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Northeastern University. For almost a decade, Acciavatti has traveled by foot, boat, and car documenting the expanse of the river Ganges, from its source in the Himalayas to the historic city of Patna nearly 1,000km down stream. A J. William Fulbright Fellowship as well as grants from the Ford Foundation and Harvard University, amongst others, have supported his work on the Ganges.