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Nek Chand's Outsider Art: The Rock Garden of Chandigarh [Hardcover]

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Item description for Nek Chand's Outsider Art: The Rock Garden of Chandigarh by Lucienne Piery, Philippe Lespinasse & John Maizels...

For fourteen years, Nek Chand secretly transported thousands of stones by bicycle from the Himalayan foothills to a secluded, government-owned jungle clearing. There he combined them with urban debris—corroded wires, sheet metal, bicycle parts, tubes, tires, multicolored tissue, glass and feathers—to make statuettes. In 1972, authorities stumbled upon his menagerie of elephants, horses, monkeys, birds, and figures and eventually decided to support his project at what is now the second most-visited site in India after the Taj Mahal. Authorative text, an interview, 140 illustrations, and a detailed site map pay homage to this singular fantasy universe. This book is published for the exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum (April 4-September 24, 2006).
Lucienne Peiry, art historian, is director of the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland and author of Art Brut (Flammarion, 2001). John Maizels is editor of Raw Vision and author of Raw Creation. Philippe Lespinasse, photographer, is curator at the Collection de l'Art Brut. He has directed two documentary films on Nek Chand.

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Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 10.5" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   2.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 3, 2006
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  2080305182  
ISBN13  9782080305183  

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Folk Art on Steroids!  Aug 15, 2008
Having visited the wonderful, magical Rock Garden, I can attest to the value and authenticity of this beautifully illustrated book. And -- the translator did an outstanding job, too!
A lovely monograph of a secret garden.  Oct 5, 2007
There are many lovely photos in this book, including close-ups and not often seen images, and images from previous incarnations of the garden, as it continues to be built. The text, as with most monographs is minimal, but seems to tell the story well.

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