Item description for Beasts of India by Gita Wolf...
Beasts of India takes a lens to the beast as it is imagined and rendered in folk and tribal art traditions across India. The fine art of the original drawings has been recreated through silk-screening each image by hand. Featuring over 30 original pieces, this astonishing bestiary is a book and art collector's dream. An index of artists' names and succinct descriptions of the art conventions make it a compact and lively introduction to the unheeded genres of Indian art.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher Tara Publishing
ISBN 8186211780 ISBN13 9788186211786
Availability 0 units.
More About Gita Wolf
Gita Wolf is a highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, and the founder of Tara Books. She is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. Gita has written over twenty books for children and adults, many of which have been translated into multiple languages and recognized internationally. Andrea Anastasio is an artist and designer who was born in Rome in 1961. He studied Philosophy, Asian studies, and Street Theatre, before going on to start a very successful design practice. Andrea s connection to India is a long one, going back to 1991 when he began researching rural architecture, folk art and religion. He now regularly commutes between India and Italy. He is currently working on several new projects with Tara Books. Bhajju Shyam is widely accepted as the finest living Gond tribal artist in India. Bhajju s intricate and colorful work is well known throughout India and has been exhibited in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Holland and Russia. Alone in the Forest is Bhajju s seventh book with Tara Books, and his fourth as a solo artist. From the walls of his tribal village home to international acclaim, Bhajju s has been an incredible creative journey."
Reviews - What do customers think about Beasts of India?
great book, worth every penny Feb 19, 2007
I first came across this book in Pondicherry, India at a hotel--I was just floored with the marvelous drawings, like paintings, really, and the great paper and binding. And, you learn from the book about animals that are important in India history and mythology. I think many of the pictures would be marvelous just framed. I am not a child and would certainly put them in my library!