Asian Art, Miscellaneous
Hokusai’s the Great Wave Foiled Pocket Journal
Hardcover ISBN: 1783616792
Part of a series of handy, luxurious Flame Tree Pocket Books. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they’re delightfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
How to Draw & Paint Special Subjects
Beginning Chinese Brush, Discover the Art of Traditional Chinese Brush Painting
Paperback ISBN: 1633222055
Teaches beginning artists how to master Chinese brush painting, including choosing the best tools and materials, practicing brushstrokes, and capturing patterns.
Village of Painters
Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal
Paperback ISBN: 0890134898
Village of Painters profiles the West Bengali village of Naya, a small agricultural outpost that is home to a unique caste of itinerant scroll painters. The Patuas of West Bengal are a traditional artisan caste specializing in the production of painted narrative scrolls and the performance of songs to accompany their unrolling. These artisans have been plying their trade in this region of India at least since the thirteenth century and possibly earlier. Village of Painters features a wide range of contemporary scrolls and examines how their makers are keeping the art vibrantly alive in the rapidly changing cultural landscape of West Bengal.