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India Bazaar: Vintage Indian Graphics

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THAT'S INDIA FOR YOU!KNOWN AS "BAZAAR" OR "CALENDAR" ART, THESE GRAPHICS ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT INDIA ON POSTERS, PACKAGING, ADVERTISEMENTS, AND CALENDARS. THE COLORFUL PRINTS DEPICT SECULAR, RELIGIOUS, OR EVEN POLITICAL SCENES PEOPLED WITH ANIMALS, GODS, CHILDREN, WOMEN, AND HEROES. RECENTLY THEY'VE BECOME A HOT EXPORT AND HAVE MADE APPEARANCES ON CD COVERS, CLOTHING, AND F ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Taschen
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7jane
Jun 09, 2016 7jane rated it really liked it
This book includes many printed images of various sizes, of 'calendar/bazaar art'. Mass-produced from colonial period onwards, there is many interesting examples in this book. Stuff like matchboxes, incense boxes, but especially posters: religious, fireworks, people, health information, sponsoring good habits, human body, various types of birds, numbers, etc.

Very colorful and with great variation, it is visual beauty-food. :)
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This book is a wonderful collaboration between a collector, art historian and graphic designer. If you take the time to read Kajri Jain's essay and refer to each description in the index there is a wealth of of information explaining India 's beautiful graphic imagery, everything from match box covers to packaging labels, educational charts and devotional posters. Gods and godesses are identified and in most cases what is being depicted is explained. I think they're all beautiful but some of my ...more
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