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The Wall Paintings of Kerala: Mattancherry, Padmanabhapuram and Krishnapuram Palaces (Lalit Kala Series Portfolio No. 48)

By Usha Bhatia

Lalit Kala Akademi. Softcover. New. 36 x 45 cm. Printed Pages: 16. NA

$18.75

Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India

By Amin Jaffer

Lustre/Roli Books, 2007. Hardcover. New. Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India explores the fascination among Indian royals for western luxury goods. This taste reached its peak at the height of the British Raj (1857-1947), when Indian rulers - disarmed and politically marginalized - occupied themselves increasingly with vast building projects and conspicuous consumption. This volume explores the role of maharajas in this age of high spending and fashion. Based equally on the archives of firms such as Louis Vuitton, Boucheron, Chaumet and Hermes, and on palace and private collections, this volume brings together original designs with surviving objects, exploring for the first time the creative dialogue between Indian princes and the skilled tradesmen who produced wonders for their delectation. Mutual influence in taste forms a central theme of the volume. While maharajas nurtured a fascination for all things western, they themselves inspired in Europe a renewed taste for the exotic, reflected in the strong Indian influence evident in contemporary high design. Married to the objects themselves are the absorbing and often humourous accounts of how maharajas indulged their tastes with unparalleled extravagance and aplomb. Rich in anecdotes and visually splendid, Made for Maharajas brings alive the extraordinary rich, varied and sometimes implausible works commissioned by princes whose wealth knew no bounds and whose eccentricities were legendary. Printed Pages: 275. Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely IndiaAmin Jaffer9788174363725

$150.00

Let There Be Light: Exploring Nature Through Light

By Mahesh Nair

Lustre/Roli Books, 2008. Hardcover. New. Let there be light. explores the beauty of nature as captured through the lens of Mahesh Nair. Light, unquestionably, is the most critical component in most art forms, including photography. It is also an essential part of life itself. By using light to dramatize and highlight the beauty of nature, these photographs paint a unique picture of the natural world around us. The book, however, goes beyond showcasing nature`s beauty. It explores the meaning of light in different facets of our life through the writings of eminent experts. The book journeys through the importance of light in artistic fields like cinematography. painting and dance to the meaning of light in physics and even eye surgery. Light has a great place in philosophy and this is captured through appropriate hymns from the Rig Veda. In essence, light as the giver and preserver of life on earth is brought out thematically in every page of this book. Printed Pages: 183. Let There Be Light: Exploring Nature Through LightMahesh Nair9788174366009

$56.06

Maharaja: The Splendour of India`s Royal Courts

By Anna Jackson & Amin Jaffer (Eds)

Lustre/Roli Books, 2010. Hardcover. New. The word `maharaja`- literally, `great king`- conjures up a vision of splendour and magnificence. This lavishly illustrated book examines the real and perceived worlds of the maharaja, from the early eighteenth century to 1947, when the Indian princes ceded their territories to the modern states of India and Pakistan. Jackson and Jaffer explore the spectacular material culture of India`s rulers, showcasing rich and varied objects that reflect different aspects of royal life. Indian and Western works from a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, textiles and dresses, jewellery, jewelled objects, metalwork and furniture are considered within the broader historical context, giving readers an understanding of royal status and identity, court culture and patronage; while attractive feature spreads highlight particular maharajas. Essays by leading international scholars explore Indian concepts of kingship, the public aspects of princely life, architecture of the princely court, palace life and recreation. and the important role of the princes as patrons of traditional arts. Published to accompany a major V&A exhibition and tour, Maharaja: The Splendour of India`s Royal Courts is an indispensable examination of the extraordinary culture of princely India and provides a deeper understanding of kingship and power in India. Printed Pages: 240. Maharaja: The Splendour of India`s Royal CourtsAnna Jackson & Amin Jaffer (Eds)9788174367280

$111.56

Geomatics in Tsunami

By S.M. Ramasamy, C.J. Kumanan, R. Sivakumar & Bhoop Singh (Eds)

New India Publishing Agency, 2006. Hardcover. New. The Asian ""Mega Tsunami"" (2004) has struck most of the territorial nations of South Asia including the East Coast of India. The NRDMS Division, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, has conceived and executed on All India Co-ordinated Programme on ""Tsunami Disaster Assessment and Mitigation"" through various institutions of expertise on Geomatics in Earth System Dynamics and the related natural disasters. The Geomatics technology which includes Arial Photography, Photogrammetry, Satellite Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing, GPS Surveys, GIS modeling etc. was used in this programme, geo-spatial data bases were created on Tsunami disasters over Natural, Physical and Human Resources and futuristic mitigation strategies were evolved there from. The book illuminates the results of the studies carried out along the Indian Coast and a bird`s eye view on the tsunami studies in Norway. Key features Covers topics on initiatives by NRDMS, Department of Science and Technology on Tsunami (2004) Fine resolution Tsunami Damage Assessment on the Natural, Physical and Human Resources and baseline geo-spatial data for Futuristic mitigation measures. Impacts of Tsunami over the Coastal Ecosystem and Crisis Management Tsunami Scenario in Norway A multi-disciplinary book adequately illustrated with satellite images, photographs and figures beneficial to : Students, researchers, field level professionals and the administrators in the arenas of environment, coastal ecosystem, disasters, coastal vulnerability, remote sensing, GIS etc. In addition, some special papers on the role of mangroves as Tsunami mitigator, Impacts of Tsunami over marine water quality, coral ecosystem etc; the administrator`s experience over the tsunami crisis management, NGO`s perspective, certain societal issues triggered by the killer Tsunami and citizen`s perspective, etc. also find a place in this volume. Printed Pages: 250. NA

$37.13

India Then and Now
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India Then and Now

By Rudrangshu Mukherjee,Vir Sanghvi

Lustre/Roli Books, 2008. Hardcover. New. India lives in many centuries. Discover the majesty and sweep of India`s rich cultural and historical heritage, replete with the people, events and places that have contributed to the chequered mosaic of India`s past. Featured in this exquisite book are rare and never-seen-before vintage photographs from some of the finest collections across the world. India lives in many centuries. The vibrant and ever-changing cultural landscape of India is featured in a series of photographs, showcasing the multifaceted, kaleidoscopic present. The timeless past lives amidst fast-paced, cutting-edge change. Modernity and tradition co-exist in the most endearing and surprising of places. India Now is a visual feast of contemporary India. Printed Pages: 274. India Then and NowRudrangshu Mukherjee,Vir Sanghvi9788174363978

$111.56

Photography: The Definitive Visual History
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Photography: The Definitive Visual History

By Tom Ang

Prakash Books, 2014. Hardcover. New. The definitive visual history, from the dawn of photography to the digital age Photography is a beautiful lavishly illustrated reference book tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the global phenomenon of digital photography. Photography celebrates the most iconic photos and profiles 50 of the most famous photographers of the past 200 years, with special features delving into the stories of especially arresting photographs, including Pulitzer Prize-winners, such as The Power of One by Oded Balilty. Discover the history of photography from key events and technological developments such as the first black and white photography and contemporary street photography. Perfect for any budding photographer or polished professional Photography captures the development of different areas of photography including portrait photography and war advertising in a beautifully lavish reference book. Photography not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells the stories of how they came into being, perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography, from professional photographers to armchair enthusiasts. Printed Pages: 400. NA

$63.72

India (150 Years in Photographs)

By S. Prasannarajan

Lustre/Roli Books, 2011. Hardcover. New. Historic, colourful, bold, brash and entirely individual - this is India: feudal and autocratic; democratic and socialist; worldly and entrepreneurial, and disconcertingly ethereal. From the tapering away of the Mughal era, to the Revolt of 1857, the growth of the freedom movement, a fledgling nation`s first steps, to the dynamism that distinguishes India today, India: 150 Years in Photographs has it all. Researched from amongst the 70 million images recounting 150 years of photography held by Getty Images, this visual narrative has the key events and players, the most humble day-to-day personages and the vast glorious panorama that is the Indian subcontinent. Printed Pages: 0. India (150 Years in Photographs)S. Prasannarajan9788174368119

$131.25

Life: Strange But True
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Life: Strange But True

By Editors of Life Magazine

Time Inc Home Entertainment/Hachette, 2008. Hardcover. New. From the popular ""LIFE"" Picture Puzzle series comes a new volume categorized according to level of difficulty with a suggested completion time included for serious puzzlers. LIFE Printed Pages: 128. Life: Strange But TrueEditors of Life Magazine9781603200318

$52.46

Digital Photography: Ultimate Field Guide for Photographers (Second Revised Edition)

By Mukesh Srivastava

Unicorn Books/Pustak Mahal, 2012. Softcover. New. *Know your camera controls *Take a picture like a professional. Learn to compose a picture, select the right focal length and choose the right exposure *Use advanced techniques like Histograms, Exposure Compensation and Fill-in-flash *Shoot dramatic landscapes, night time pictures and people *Enhance images using editing techniques of Picasa and Photoshop *Manage and archive images *More than 200 pictures and tables with tips for easy learning Printed Pages: 200. NA

$25.32

Life: The Classic Collection
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Life: The Classic Collection

By Editors of Life Magazine

Time Inc Home Entertainment/Hachette, 2008. Hardcover. New. From the popular ""LIFE"" Picture Puzzle series comes a new volume categorized according to level of difficulty with a suggested completion time included for serious puzzlers. LIFE Printed Pages: 144. Life: The Classic CollectionEditors of Life Magazine9781603200301

$52.46

Gandhi: Messiah of Peace (Series: Pocket Art)

By Madhu Sood

Lustre/Roli Books, 2003. Softcover. New. These souvenir books are presented in a small, elegantly produced, postcard-size format of 64 pages, with 16 pages of text and 24 colour, and black and white plates on art card, with descriptive captions. The subjects range from art forms and artists, and cultural heritage, to cookery and places of interest. Written by experts with firsthand knowledge. Printed Pages: 64. Gandhi: Messiah of Peace (Series: Pocket Art)Madhu Sood9788174362193

$5.63

Camera Chronicles of Homai Vyarawalla (India in Focus)

By Sabeena Gadihoke

Mapin Publishing, 2006. First edition. Softcover. New. 23 x 23 cm. The story of Homai Vyarawalla`s life and her work spans an entire century of Indian history. India`s first woman photojournalist, Homai photographed the last days of the British Empire and her work traces the birth and growth of a new nation. She was the only professional woman photojournalist in India during her time. Her survival in a male dominated field is all the more significant because the profession continues to exclude most women even today. She was recently honoured with the first National Photo Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Government of India. Printed Pages: 231. NA

$67.50

Circus Girl
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Circus Girl

By Nola Rae

Seagull Books, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. New. Circuses provide surreal, fantastic entertainment. At times magical and at others chilling, the circus is a world of magic and spectacle for the viewer, but for the performer, a career in the circus often brings with it a nomadic, lonely life. In Circus Girl, photographer Saibal Das captures beautiful and unusual images of circus girls, photographs which evokes this sense of darkness and resignation that underlies the otherworldly feats they perform under the big top. For instance, in one photograph, a circus girl whose act involves a lioness is seen sitting in front of a mirror putting on her makeup. The lioness that she usually whips in the ring stands behind her, her paw touching the girl’s shoulder affectionately. But both wear a solemn look. In another, the girl sits on her props, staring silently at the snack packets strewn on the ground. The giant marquee is empty. Internationally renowned mime Nola Rae provides a haunting accompanying text that poetically comments on the transient wanderings of the circus performers who often yearn for a conventional family life while donning their costumes and taking hold of the trapeze. Rae gives voice to the circus girls, articulating the thoughts too often hidden by the brilliant illusion of stage lights. As a staff photographer of India Today, Saibal Das spent considerable time covering the United Liberation Front of Asom insurgency and the ethnic fight between the Nagas and the Kukis. He also documented many important sociopolitical events in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. Printed Pages: 146. Circus GirlNola Rae9781906497330

$59.81

Varanasi: Portrait of a Civilization

By Raghu Rai

HarperCollins Publishers India, 2011. Hardcover. New. In this magnificent book, made up of images culled from three decades of work, Raghu Rai captures more of Varanasi’s distinctive, timeless character than anyone else ever has. Rai paints a portrait not just of a holy city but of an entire civilization, depicting its unique way of life, and showing us worlds within worlds. In photograph after photograph, the secular and the profane coexist; the old can hardly be told from the new. Everything is experienced at once – the ghats, the streets, the faith, the temples, the river, the celebrations, man and beast, the burning bodies, all jostling for space in the same frame. These photographs demonstrate unforgettably how all of India is in Varanasi, inspiring and appalling, ancient and up-to-date. A collector’s edition. Printed Pages: 168. Varanasi: Portrait of a CivilizationRaghu Rai9788172239954

$149.96

Kumari: The Virgin Goddess (Series: Pocket Art)

By Daniel Haber

Lustre/Roli Books, 2003. Softcover. New. Worshipped for over 700 years as the incarnations of Goddess Taleju, the protectress of Nepal, the Kumaris are living goddess. To devotees granted an audience, the least of the Kumaris`movements are a divine sign, nothing less than a matter of life and death. Printed Pages: 64. Kumari: The Virgin Goddess (Series: Pocket Art)Daniel Haber9788174362612

$5.63

The Indians: Portraits from My Album

By Raghu Rai

Penguin Books India, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 X 23 cm. Empathy between photographer and subject is revealed in every image of The Indians. From princes in royal settings to village craftsmen outside a shopping mall in Delhi; from Mahatma Gandhi to Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama; from Satyajit Ray to Arundhati Roy; from Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan; and from formal family photographs to an obscure artist’s studio-Raghu Rai brings them all together in this portrait of a nation. Divided into two sections, the first is a selection of images by earlier photographers from nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century India, including Raja Deen Dayal, Bourne and Shepherd, and Johnston and Hoffman, which have been collected by Rai over the years. The second is a celebration of Raghu Rai’s unique engagement with the lens and a wide cross-section of the Indian people for over forty years. A compelling record of the ambitions and aspirations a people, The Indians captures the uniqueness of a nation as much as it charts the evolution of portraiture in the photographic medium in India. Printed Pages: 160. Indians: Portraits from My AlbumRaghu Rai9780670084692

$187.46

Manifestations of Buddhas

By Shashibala

Lustre/Roli Books, 2008. Hardcover. New. When Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha, became silent and entered the unshackled state of existence or the final nirvana, devotees wanted to adore and remember the enlightened being, and this served as an inspiration for the creation of Buddha images. Followers could not accept that their teacher had completed his earthly sojourn and had departed forever. The devotees`yearning was for something always evocative of the Supreme Lord. And thus began a journey of representing Buddha from enshrined stupas to images of the lord in human likeness. Buddhism started becoming a tradition of the visual, wherein the message of the sutras was translated through images and murals. With the passage of time, devotion combined with the needs and aspirations of people and gave way to the creation of a variety of Buddhas manifested in various forms, attributes and characteristic features in different countries across the world. Printed Pages: 143. Manifestations of BuddhasShashibala9788174364579

$26.06

Ansel Adams in the National Parks
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Ansel Adams in the National Parks

By Ansel Adams

Little Brown US/Hachette, 2010. Hardcover. New. With more than two hundred photographs - many rarely seen and some never before published - this is the most comprehensive collection of Ansel Adams` photographs of America`s national parks and wilderness areas. For many people, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, and other iconic American wildlands exist in the mind`s eye as Ansel Adams photographs. The legendary photographer explored more than forty national parks in his lifetime, producing some of the most indelible images of the natural world ever made. One of the twentieth century`s most ardent champions of the park and wilderness systems, Adams also helped preserve additional natural areas and protect existing ones through his photographs, essays, and letter-writing campaigns. Edited and with commentary by Andrea G. Stillman, the foremost expert on Adams` work, this landmark publication includes quotations by Adams on the making of numerous photographs, an essay by journalist and photography critic Richard B. Woodward, and a selection of additional writings on Adams, photography, and the environment. This is a must-own for Ansel Adams fans and all those who, like Adams, treasure America`s wilderness. Printed Pages: 344. Ansel Adams in the National ParksAnsel Adams9780316078467

$71.81

The Lafayette Studio and Princely India (Series: Pocket Art)

By Russell Harris

Lustre/Roli Books, 2002. Softcover. New. These souvenir books offer unbeatable value and quality. Subjects include places of interest, art and cultural heritage, erotica, cookery. the list is endless Printed Pages: 64. Lafayette Studio and Princely India (Series: Pocket Art)Russell Harris9788174361806

$5.63

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