Asian Art, Miscellaneous
Masterpieces and Museum-Quality Indian Modern & Contemporary Paintings
Paperback ISBN: 189020658x
Produced in conjunction with the Auction of the same name, this publication showcases one of the finest collections of Indian Modern & Contemporary Paintings ever brought together for sale. The Works have been historically contextualised through seven sections, The Art of Portraiture/ Studies of the Female & Other Life Forms/ Religious Icons & Narrative/ Folk & Tribal Art as Inspirational Platform/ Demons of Unrelenting Introspection/ Social Responsibility as the Aesthetic Work Ethic/ Nature, Landscape & Cityscape as Inspiration, with clear pricing and illustration references. A well-researched text provides valuable curatorial and documentational support presented through the now-acclaimed design formats of Tuli & Trivedi. Detailed Artist Bibliographies constitute an additional and valuable research resource. This volume is the fifth in the Auction Series published by Osian's as part of its larger programme to establish a credible and integrated infrastructure for the arts in India.
A Century of Thai Graphic Design
Hardcover ISBN: 9748225429
Featuring over 5,500 items ranging from the mid-19th century to the 1960s, A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the changes in everyday Thai life and culture by studying its printed material. The first printing machines were introduced into Thailand by missionaries in the 17th century, but printing in general did not really take off until the 1830s, during the reign of King Rama III. Since that time, Thailand has developed a rich library of graphic images using an alphabet unique to the language. A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the many facets of Thai graphics, from early newspapers and funeral books, to political propaganda, film posters, children's cartoon books, labels and advertisements for household products. With the help of the foremost collectors in each particular field, Anake Nawigamune has assembled a collection of words and imagery which provides a visual history that will fascinate designers, historians and all those interested in Thai culture and society.
Hiroshige's Sea at Satta Blank Sketch Book
Hardcover ISBN: 1783616881
A new series of blank sketch books, with luxurious bindings. Combining high-quality production with on the best and most popular art, the covers are printed on foil and embossed, foil stamped with gilded edges. Perfect for personal use, for anyone who sketches or makes notes, for students and artists, they also make a brilliant gift. This version features 'The Sea at Satta in Suruga Province' by Ando Hiroshige (1797–1858) printed on silver foil. Hiroshige was a prolific artist, creating over 5,000 works in his lifetime. Here he makes tribute to Hokusai's The Great Wave, off Kanagawa. The hectic activity of the waves is offset by Mount Fuji's tranquility, demonstrating Hiroshige's fascination with portraying the sensual moods of a landscape.
A Collecting Odyssey
Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 0500974543
A major contribution to the scholarship of South and Southeast Asian art. A major survey of South and Southeast Asian art drawn from the Alsdorf Collection, one of the finest private collections of Asian art in America. Although this extraordinary collection is well known to scholars and collectors, the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue will provide the first opportunity for the general public to view these remarkable works of art. This collection of more than 450 objects includes sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and architectural elements from India, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Java, and elsewhere. The objects range in date from a medallion from the second century BC to twentieth-century sculpture. The catalogue has been written by the eminent scholar Pratapaditya Pal. Dr. Pal explains the major themes represented in the collection--Hindu gods, Buddhist and Jain subjects, goddesses, human figures, animals, and ritual, ornamental, and ceremonial objects--and discusses in detail the style, history, and iconography of individual pieces.
Contemporary Art from India
Hardcover ISBN: 1890206083
Contemporary art in India reflects her world-recognition as a major player in the new millennium. The journey from modern to contemporary art in India continues to be one from indigenous to global - intersecting with international art at increasingly frequent intervals as time progresses. By making "now" the curatorial priority, this book has a perspective that has been missing from most previous books and exhibitions of 20th-century art from India. To celebrate only the "glorious" past would be to miss the point of India's rising global presence, and how far she has come since her mid-century Independence. It is time to celebrate India's artistic independence. Recent works by 24 artists have been selected to represent art-making in India today. This catalog is published in conjunction with an extensive exhibition of paintings, photography, sculptures and installations, along with works in video and new media, that opens at the Chicago Cultural Center on 20th July 2007.