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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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Here are India’s best known beasts―the tiger, the elephant, the cow, the deer, the snake... rendered by a range of tribal and folk artists. Each of them conceives of the animal in distinctive ways, as original in the imagining as in the rendering.
Beasts of India is a rare introduction to Indian folk and tribal art traditions. Every page is an original silk-screen print of an image, making this handmade book an art and book lover’s dream.
Gita Wolf has written more than seventeen books for children and adults. A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Many of her children's books have won major international awards. Kanchana Arni has taught art-based educational at institutions in both India and Thailand. She has also worked as a curator & gallery manager at the Folk Art gallery in Delhi. Arni has been closely associated with various book projects in tribal and folk-art, served as a liaison for tribal artists and conducted various art workshops for children
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Book Description Tara Books, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8186211780
Book Description Tara Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB8186211780