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Contemporary Indian Sculpture: An Algebra of Figuration

 
Josef James (Editor)
Synopsis The radical ideas which broke the orthodoxy in western sculpture in the early years of this century yielded a remarkable spread of technologies. This led to far freer, even adventurist developments in abstractions, figurations and conceptualisations, on the one hand, and to projects of various kinds with ready mades, found objects and varities of hardware, on the other. Interestingly, it made room for much else to happen. Taking advantage of the contemporary technologies, a line of sculptors in India advanced a sculpture that was categorically different. It was remarkably pictorial and fluent like traditional Indian sculpture, close to it in spirit, but served by fresh technologies and a distinctive workmanship. It is this development and its rare method of figuration that is presented in this book. It consists of a major essay on the subject and interviews with seven sculptors involved with the development.
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About the author

Josef James

Josef James also edited Contemporary Indian Sculpture: The Madras Metaphor and Art and Life in India after Independence.

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Bibliographic information

Title Contemporary Indian Sculpture: An Algebra of Figuration
Author Josef James
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195645677
length 142p., Plates; 29cm.