The Fabric Of India

Autore: Rosemary Crill
Editore: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 9781851778539
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This sumptuous book is a wide-ranging, yet accessible, overview of the making, design, and use of textiles from the Indian subcontinent...

Fabric Art

Autore: Sukla Das
Editore: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 9788170172642
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Of All The Indian Handicrafts, Textiles Form A Class By Themselves Over Which The Rest Of The World Went Into Ecstasies From Time Immemorial.With An Enormous Store Of Myths, Symbols, Imagery And Inspiration From Other Art Forms Indian Textile-Craft Never Faced A Slump Or Stagnation. On The Other Hand It Transcended From A Craft Identity To The Status Of An Art.With Shades Of Classicism, Folk Tradition And Regional Flavour The Rich And Unrivalled Fabrics Of India Have Rightly Been Called Exquisite Poetry In Colour .Indian Fabric Art Can Be Classified Into Three Broad Categories Woven, Painted Or Printed And Embroidered. Within This Broad Outline The Present Study Pinpoints The Historical Background Of Some Representative Forms Each Unique In Its Distinctiveness.A Search For Any Linkage With Allied Art Forms As Well As Their Socio-Cultural Significance Also Provides A New Perspective.Though Apparently Widely Dispersed In Contents, They Form A Composite Tapestry Of Indian Fabric Art Tradition And Call For More Scrutiny Before Our Precious Heirlooms Are Totally Submerged In The Tide Of The Synthetic Era. The Book Is Enriched By Illustrations Of Rare Specimens Of Historical Art Fabrics Collected From Different Museums In The Country. Coupled With Extensive References This Volume Spotlights A New Facet Of Indian Art Heritage Which Will Fascinate Both The Social Scientists As Well As The Connoisseurs Of Indian Art And Culture.

The Fabric Of Our Lives

Autore: Radhika Singh
Editore: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0670084344
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Festschrift to mark fifty years of the company.

Quilts Of India

Autore: Patrick J. Finn
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ISBN: 9789381523933
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Quilts of India: Timeless Textiles is the first extensive survey of Indian quilts compiled in India or abroad, identifying and exploring the historic and contemporary context of quiltmaking. Over 500 photographs, captured in rural villages, museums and urban settings, present the richness of this pervasive textile tradition. From the simplest utility quilt to the most elaborate Indo-Portuguese coverlet, the book details the diverse designs, varied techniques and multiple uses of the 25 unique quilting genres.

The Fabric Of Space

Autore: Matthew Gandy
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262321777
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A study of water at the intersection of landscape and infrastructure in Paris, Berlin, Lagos, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London. Water lies at the intersection of landscape and infrastructure, crossing between visible and invisible domains of urban space, in the tanks and buckets of the global South and the vast subterranean technological networks of the global North. In this book, Matthew Gandy considers the cultural and material significance of water through the experiences of six cities: Paris, Berlin, Lagos, Mumbai, Los Angeles, and London. Tracing the evolving relationships among modernity, nature, and the urban imagination, from different vantage points and through different periods, Gandy uses water as a lens through which to observe both the ambiguities and the limits of nature as conventionally understood. Gandy begins with the Parisian sewers of the nineteenth century, captured in the photographs of Nadar, and the reconstruction of subterranean Paris. He moves on to Weimar-era Berlin and its protection of public access to lakes for swimming, the culmination of efforts to reconnect the city with nature. He considers the threat of malaria in Lagos, where changing geopolitical circumstances led to large-scale swamp drainage in the 1940s. He shows how the dysfunctional water infrastructure of Mumbai offers a vivid expression of persistent social inequality in a postcolonial city. He explores the incongruous concrete landscapes of the Los Angeles River. Finally, Gandy uses the fictional scenario of a partially submerged London as the starting point for an investigation of the actual hydrological threats facing that city.

The Fabric Of Cultures

Autore: Eugenia Paulicelli
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135253560
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Fashion is both public and private, material and symbolic, always caught within the lived experience and providing an incredible tool to study culture and history. The Fabric of Cultures examines the impact of fashion as a manufacturing industry and as a culture industry that shapes the identities of nations and cities in a cross-cultural perspective, within a global framework. The collected essays investigate local and global economies, cultures and identities and the book offers for the first time, a wide spectrum of case studies which focus on a diversity of geographical spaces and places, from global capitals of fashion such as New York, to countries less known or identifiable for fashion such as contemporary Greece and soviet Russia. Highly illustrated and including essays from all over the world, The Fabric of Cultures provides a comprehensive survey of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on fashion, identity and globalisation.

Brocaded Fabrics Of India

Autore: Bijoy Chandra Mohanty
Editore:
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Cyclop Dia Of India And Of Eastern And Southern Asia Commercial Industrial And Scientific

Autore: Edward Balfour
Editore:
ISBN:
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Cyclopaedia Of India And Of Eastern And Southern Asia Commercial Industrial And Scientific

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Chintz

Autore: Rosemary Crill
Editore: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN:
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In the past hundred years or so, 'chintz' has come to mean any floral printed furnishing fabric. Its origins as a hand-drawn and dyed fabric from India are often forgotten, but it is with these rare earlier chintzes that this book is concerned. It explores in detail the background and development of this beautiful technique and looks at the use of chintzes in Europe from the early 17th century to the mid-19th century, first as bed-curtains and wall-hangings and later for popular men's and women's dress. The V&A's collection, published for the first time in glorious colour and including close-up details, will interest interior designers, textiles students and those involved in fashion.

Costumes And Textiles Of Royal India

Autore: Ritu Kumar
Editore: Antique Collectors Club Limited
ISBN:
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After years of searching through dusty museum collections and royal stores across India, acclaimed designer Ritu Kumar has uncovered many of the last surviving examples of traditional royal clothing. Her book is a celebration of this rich legacy of textiles and craftsmanship. This in-depth study of the evolution of Indian royal costume spans the centuries from the first representations of clothing in ancient India, through the reign of the Mughal emperors and the days of the British Raj, to Indian independence and royalty in the present day. The author covers both men's and women's garments, Hindu and Muslim styles, and documents the evolution of European-Indian fashions. This sumptuous volume is illustrated with a variety of material, much of which has never been published before ranging from archive photographs, miniatures, royal portraits and cinema stills, to detailed images of garments and textiles from as far back as the seventeenth century. A separate section explains in detail the techniques behind the traditional crafts of weaving, dyeing, printing and embroidery, with sketches and patterns illustrating a variety of garments. Specially commissioned photographs of members of royalty wearing their traditional clothes emphasise the colour, shape, ornament and texture of these stunning costumes. This royal family album is supplemented by stories of royal India told to the author by the last Rajmatas who still remember the splendours of courtly life. AUTHOR: Ritu Kumar is one of India's foremost designers, who has developed a unique style combining the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship with contemporary innovations. She began her work many years ago in a small village near Calcutta with just four hand-block printers and a couple of tables. 360 colour & 100 b/w illustrations

A Frayed History

Autore: Meena Menon
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199091498
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Once the envy of the world for its quality and variety, Indian cotton today is mired in uncertainty and despair. Though India is the largest producer of cotton, its farmers are trapped in debt, and thousands choose to kill themselves than face an ignominious fate. Handloom weavers, once proud standard-bearers of the country's artisanal heritage, are barely able to scrape together a living. To make matters worse, there is the back-breaking competition with artificial fibres. Meena Menon and Uzramma take us through the fascinating history of cotton in India, examining its illustrious origins, its blood-stained colonial heritage, and the events that led to its current crisis. Amid the bleakness, the authors suggest a silver lining: reviving indigenous cotton—and the handloom industry that spun its fame. Through painstaking research, Menon and Uzramma show that with the right combination of friendly policies and championing the Indian cotton brand, it is possible to restore the fabric's past glory. This is an important book not just for lovers of cotton but anyone concerned with the struggles of Indian agriculture in a brutal, fast-changing market.

Exploring India S Sacred Art

Autore: Stella Kramrisch
Editore: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120812086
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Personal Narrative Of The Origin And Progress Of The Caoutchouc Or India Rubber Manufacture In England

Autore: Thomas Hancock
Editore: London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts
ISBN:
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Investing In India

Autore: Rahul Saraogi
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118760190
Grandezza: 56,43 MB
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A practical, real-world guide to investing in India India's rapid economic growth offers obvious opportunities for foreign investors, but making wise investing decisions can be difficult for any investor without a deep knowledge of the country and its culture. With a vibrant democracy and an active press, India can be a complex and chaotic place in which investors can find it difficult to make investing decisions with confidence. This book offers an on-the-ground perspective on India from one of India's most successful value investors. Looking deeply into the internal realities that impact India's investment climate, Investing in India helps investors both inside and outside the country cut through the noise and find the facts that truly matter for anyone who wants to invest there. Features charts of stocks, markets, and other helpful Indian economic indicators Offers a real-world look at India's politics and governance; its financial system and capital markets; its asset classes and equity markets; the private equity scene; and the real estate market Written by Indian value investing guru Rahul Saraogi

Clothing Gandhi S Nation

Autore: Lisa N. Trivedi
Editore: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253116783
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In Clothing Gandhi's Nation, Lisa Trivedi explores the making of one of modern India's most enduring political symbols, khadi: a homespun, home-woven cloth. The image of Mohandas K. Gandhi clothed simply in a loincloth and plying a spinning wheel is familiar around the world, as is the sight of Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and other political leaders dressed in "Gandhi caps" and khadi shirts. Less widely understood is how these images associate the wearers with the swadeshi movement -- which advocated the exclusive consumption of indigenous goods to establish India's autonomy from Great Britain -- or how khadi was used to create a visual expression of national identity after Independence. Trivedi brings together social history and the study of visual culture to account for khadi as both symbol and commodity. Written in a clear narrative style, the book provides a cultural history of important and distinctive aspects of modern Indian history.

Ikat Textiles Of India

Autore: G. K. Ghosh
Editore: APH Publishing
ISBN: 9788176481670
Grandezza: 58,57 MB
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Ribbons Of Truth From The Fabric Of Our Lives

Autore: India Reeveas
Editore: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449775829
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This book is about me seeking God to heal all the insecurities and the confusion I felt. God first taught me how much He loved me and believed in me. I learned He approved of me. He sent His Son, Jesus, who died in my place to free me from all brokenness, sin, and shame. No fabric is perfect. No human plan is perfect; it takes the unseen hand of God to produce the masterpiece, planned so long ago. We were never meant to right all the wrongs or to live here all alone. The fabric tells the awesome truth: human desire met defeat. Jesus Christ carried out God’s plan to rescue fallen man.

Dances Of India

Autore: Shobhna Gupta
Editore: Har-Anand Publications
ISBN: 9788124108666
Grandezza: 16,10 MB
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"Introduction to Indian dances, fully illustrated."

Cotton

Autore: Giorgio Riello
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110700022X
Grandezza: 50,89 MB
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A fascinating account of how cotton industrialised Europe and transformed the early modern global economy.