From the most basic artefacts and traditions of village life - bowls and spoons, brightly coloured wooden toys - to intricately carved stone or metal tablets from the Mughal courts, this book presents an array of arts and crafts from India. Photographs complement a thorough discussion of each medium, including wood and stone carving, jewellery, textiles, leatherwork and basketry. As well as descriptions of materials and techniques the guide outlines the regional styles, the history and the social and symbolic significance of many of the artefacts. A collector's guide and glossary are also included.
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Buchbeschreibung New York : Thames and Hudson, 1996. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 160 S. Einband leicht berieben. - Diversity is the hallmark of India. The many peoples that now make up the Indian nation have brought together the inspiration of many cultures, and the Indian terrain, from tropical rainforest to sandy deserts and eternal Himalayan snows, is vast and varied. From this rich repository of artistic traditions and natural materials has evolved a dynamic art and craft culture, which, through its vibrancy, inventiveness, and often superlative workmanship, has for over a thousand years enthralled all who have encountered it. From the most basic artefacts and traditions of village life - earthenware water jars, brightly coloured wooden toys and painted murals of Hindu deities on mud walls - to sophisticated and intricate geometric designs painstakingly etched on to precious metal or carved in stone, here is a spectacular array of arts and crafts, representing the wealth of the country's craft heritage. Specially taken photographs complement a lively and thorough discussion of each medium: the plastic arts; wood and stone carving; metalwork; jewelry; textiles; paint and paper; and a colourful miscellany, including leatherwork, basketry and floral work. As well as comprehensive descriptions of materials and techniques such as inlay, enamelling, sand-casting, tie-dye and papermaking, Arts and Crafts of India outlines the regional styles, history, and social and symbolic significance of many of the artefacts, informed by the authors' in-depth knowledge gleaned from first-hand research - often in remote areas of the subcontinent. ISBN 0500278636 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Mit zahlr. auch farb. Abb. Broschiert. Artikel-Nr. 926031