Visit the "land of princes" with its great desert forts and palaces bearing traces of India's royal heritage. See the pink sandstone city of Jaipur and the water palaces at Udaipur. 1,000 full-color illustrations.
The Indian way of life celebrates products made with the help of simple, indigenous tools by craftspeople from a strong fabric of tradition, aesthetic and artistry. The range of Indian handicrafts is as rich and varied as the country's cultural diversity. A tour of India's craft repertoire, Handmade in India is a guide to the arts that reflects the diversity of the country, its culture and the ways it nurtures creativity and ingenuity. This encyclopedic reference captures the traditions that enrich the day-to-day lives of Indian people, as well as provide a livelihood for generations of craftspeople. Handmade in India explores all aspects of handicrafts-historical, social and cultural influences on crafts; design and craft processes; traditional and new markets; products and tools-revealing a remarkable wealth of knowledge. Handmade in India is the result of extensive field work and research. The authors map out regional craft clusters identified across the country according to the prevailing craft-work patterns. It is closely woven with images to reveal the wide array of crafts in India. Some of these are well known, like the woodwork of Kashmir, blue pottery of Jaipur, embroidery of Lucknow and the bamboo craft of Assam. Other, lesser-known crafts, such as stitched boots from Ladakh and tinsel printing in Ahmedabad, are also described in striking detail. The close study of various crafts enables the reader to discern subtle, sometimes unusual, differences in the same craft practiced by distinct regions or communities-such as tie-resist dyeing, which is called bandhani in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, but bandhej in Rajasthan. The first of its kind ever attempted, this beautifully illustrated guide will be a tremendous resource for product and textile designers, artists, architects, interior designers, collectors, development professionals and connoisseurs alike. Handmade in India will also be a useful reference for libraries interested in Indian crafts and culture, and organizations that work with the crafts sector in India.
This fully updated, major relaunch of Insight Guide Rajasthan will inspire you to visit this most evocative Indian state, the name of which summons up quintessential images of the India of popular imagination: forts, deserts and palaces. Published in 2017, this is a comprehensive full-colour guide to this vibrantly colourful Indian state. Inside Insight Guide Rajasthan: A fully-overhauled, major new edition by our expert Rajasthan author. Stunning new photography that brings this breathtaking region and its people to life. Highlights of the state's top attractions, including tigers at Ranthambore National Park and the camel fair at Pushkar in our Best of Rajasthan. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole state from the pink city of Jaipur to the romantic white city of Udaipur and the golden desert city of Jaisalmer. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.
Encyclopaedia Botanica Contains Information And Thought-Provoking Review Articles On Basic Branches Of Botany, Namely, Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Anatomy, Palaeobotany And Cytology. In Addition, Topics Like Biotechnology, Geobotany, Ethnobotany, Aeropalynology, Ornamental Trees, Forest Plants And Biodiversity Have Been Included To Project Their Importance In The Twenty-First Century
Textile Arts of India is the most lavish volume ever published on the magnificent textiles of India. Hundreds of full-color photographs, taken especially for this volume, present a glorious array of cloths: painted and block-printed, roller-printed, tie-dyed, woven, embroidered or exquisitely hand-painted with gold and silver leaf; as well as prized ikats. Dating from the seventeenth to the first half of the twentieth century, this dazzling collection presents a wonderful spectrum of designs, from graceful florals and simple geometric patterns to spectacular day-to-day life. An informative text traces the history of textile manufacturing in India and discusses the various methods of weaving, dying, and other means of decoration. Each textile is accompanied by an identifying caption.