Amrita Sher–Gil – A Self–Portrait in Letters and Writings [two–volume cased set]
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This self-portrait of the iconic Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941) represents more than a life. For this book in two volumes, Amrita's extant letters and writings are translated and reproduced from the originals in their entirety. The book draws on the primary text of these letters to open up a visual narrative around the artist's oeuvre, complemented by a parallel text of notes that not only annotate but also entangle the personal in the web of contemporaneity. The editorial intervention expands the setting to include the artist's voice, photographs from the Sher-Gil family album, a collation of reviews from contemporary art critics, and excerpts from autobiographies and testimonies that touched Amrita's life. There are full-colour reproductions of 147 paintings by the artist, representing the largest such collection in print, as well as of her early sketches and watercolors. This archival effort makes for a definitive volume on the life, art and writings of Amrita Sher-Gil. The book includes a foreword by Salman Rushdie; a prologue and an epilogue by Vivan Sundaram; a complete list of Amrita Sher-Gil's 172 known oil paintings with thumbnail sketches and detailed captions; and a select bibliography of writings by and on Amrita Sher-Gil.

AuthorVivan Sundaram
BindingHardcover
EAN9788189487591
EditionNil
FormatImport
ISBN8189487590
Height1140 mm
Length800 mm
Width370 mm
Weight922 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items2
Number Of Pages866
Package Quantity5
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2018-03-23
PublisherTulika Books
StudioTulika Books
Sales Rank234622

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