A beautiful collection of Indian natural history drawings from the 18th to the 20th centuriesThis book presents many of the beautiful images in the Library of Natural History Museum in London, from fine botanical and zoological illustrations through to depictions of colorful artifacts and trinkets purchased in local markets. The artworks originate from a variety of sources that include individual artists and collectors as well as organized studies of Indian natural history in the pursuit of science, commerce, and politics. Spanning a period of more than 200 years, from the 18th to the 20th centuries, they depict the rich variety of animals, birds, and insects to be found in India and the magnificent flora of the different regions. They were produced by European and Indian artists who worked to advance the understanding of Indian natural history by recording, describing, classifying, and naming the flora and fauna of the country.
Urban Fauna Lab. The Valley of Beggars is conceived by Urban Fauna Lab. a collective formed in 2011 in Moscow by the artists Alex Buldakov and Anastasia Potemkina. The group acts as a multidis-ciplinary platform engaged in the exploration of parasitic and symbiotic relationships in the urban environment and their associated adaptations. The artists investigate the social and cultural status of animals and plants, and the economic, architectural, and political implications of cohabitation between different species in the city beyond the traditional notions of ecology. This publication, which includes series of images documenting the works of Urban Fauna Lab as well as their research process, aims not only to follow their artistic practice but also to support the assumption-at first glance apparently paradoxical-that focusing on animals might clarify human knowledge about themselves. The book elaborates on key topics that Urban Fauna Lab have set themselves in their inquiries from the perspective of different fields of study and consists of several original contributions by invited authors-artist Anastasia Potemkina, philosopher Oxana Timofeeva. art historians Maja and Reuben Fowkes, curator Margarida Mendes in conversation with philosopher Michael Marder, historian, theorist, and architecture curator David Gissen, and philosopher Georgios Tsagdis. The volume is introduced by a conversation between the members of the collective and the curator Katerina Cbucbalina.
Lose yourself in incredible tales of bravery, brilliance, battles and banquets. There are fearsome tigers, greedy elephants, mighty gods and goddesses, and even a dancing goat. Beautifully illustrated with exquisite detail, this wonderful collection captures the magic of India. Stories retold by: Sam Baer, Rachel Firth, Hazel Maskell and Jonathan Melmoth.
From India Hicks, a beautifully illustrated guide to achieving her famously undone, gloriously bohemian decorating style. Born from British and design royalty, India Hicks has forged a design empire from her family’s enclave in the Bahamas. In India Hicks: Island Style, she invites readers into her world, offering never-before-seen imagery and irresistible behind-the-scenes stories. Beginning with an uproarious reflection on India’s own design odyssey, the heart of the book is an in-depth exploration of her style. Timeless and under-decorated, her rooms combine carefree Caribbean culture with British colonial form and formality. In ten chapters, India walks the reader through the basics of capturing the look: the subtle palette of island life; the miracle of tablescaping; the warm anarchy of a family kitchen; the pleasure of porches; the drama of entertaining; bedrooms as places of self-expression; the "more is more" style of living with collections; the importance of repurposing; and creating spaces of sanctuary. Witty, richly prescriptive, beautifully photographed, this book will enchant readers with a glimpse of decorating in paradise.
India, with its extensive and colourful history, has produced an artistic tradition in many forms: architecture, painting, sculpture, calligraphy, mosaics, and artisan products all display the country’s cultural, religious and philosophical richness. From Hinduism, with its pantheon of imagery of gods, goddesses, animals and many other figures, to Islam, with its astounding architecture and intricate calligraphy, the many facets of India have given rise to a fascinating and beautiful collection of artworks. Featuring incredible images and a text written by a renowned scholar on the subject, this work offers an in-depth look at the masterpieces of India, showcasing this fascinating country and her artists and covering a wide range of styles and techniques.
This fresh and up-to-date interpretation of India's rich and extraordinary history, written by a leading authority in the field, explores themes in ancient, mediaeval and especially modern India. Peter Robb's accessible narrative analyses India's civilizations and its empires through the ages - including the Mughal Empire, the British Raj, and independent India to the present day - as they entangled with regional rule and heterodox cultures. A History of India: examines the relationships between politics, religious belief, social order (especially caste), environment and economic change; assesses, from c. 1860, British colonialism, Indian nationalism and nation-building, popular protest movements, religious revivals, and reinventions of caste, community and gender; discusses long-term economic development, the impact of global trade, and the origins of rural poverty. Centred around clearly expressed and well argued topics, issues and explanations, A History of India is the ideal introduction for all those with an interest in the drama and vitality of India's fascinating past. Формат: 14 см x 21,5 см.
The information, which was given in this book – is about nature and fauna of the Tajikistan, especially about birds, wich lives in the East of the country. There are also writings about the Tajikistan republic administrative devisions, economy and political situation in that Central Asian Republic…
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Falguni Pathak, born March 12, 1964, is an acclaimed singer and performing artist from India, based in Mumbai. Her music is based on traditional musical forms from the Indian state of Gujarat. Since her professional debut in 1998, she has developed into an artist with a large fan following across India. Falguni Pathak rightly coined as the undisputed "Queen of Dandiya" is a hot favourite personality in the dandiya world. A very talented and energetic performer, Falguni is considered as a "Diva" amongst today's young generation. She is not just famous for her powerful vocal talents but also for her stage appearance and entertainment. She is one of the most noted and respected singers in India and abroad with a lot of fan-following. She could be rightly called today's "mover & shaker" in the field of dandiya. She is backed by a powerful and dedicated band 'Ta Thaiyaa' which provides the required punch to make the show a grand success. With a long list of shows in India and abroad Falguni has come a long way since she started off as a dandiya singer.
This remarkable collection of original illustrations from the early eighteenth century to the modernday, celebrates the wonderfully diverse flora and fauna of the British Isles and the artists and naturalists who have documented it.
Издание на английском языке. Сохранность хорошая. With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes. The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Arthur Conan Doyle s A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective s faithful chronicler. This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plains of Utah. The Sign of the Four, the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges. The theft of the Agra treasure in India forms a catalyst for treachery, deceit and murder. With these two classic novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four, you have the brilliant foundation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Reading pleasure rarely comes any finer.
This is a portfolio of the best of Steve McCurry's photography - magical and powerful images from South and Southeast Asia. McCurry photographs all over the world, but it is the people, places, colours and forms of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia and Burma that have inspired his most striking work - images which transcend their editorial origins to become classics of photography. Формат издания: 38,5 см х 28,5 см.
"Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes" - The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet", bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of cience detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective's faithful chronicler. This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning planes of Utah. "The Sign of the Four", the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges. The theft of the Agra treasure in India forms a catalyst for treachery, deceit and murder. With these two classic novels, "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of the Four", you have the brilliant foundation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Reading pleasure rarely comes any finer. Издание на английском языке.