WHEELER, MONROE (EDITOR AND FOREWORD); JAYAKAR, PUPUL & IRWIN, JOHN (TEXTS).
Title Textiles And Ornaments Of India: A Selection Of Designs.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is somewhat worn.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher The Museum of Modern Art, New York: 1956.
Seller ID 68591X1
This volume - a picture book with interpretive essays - surveys the magnificent achievement of the artisans of India in the design and execution of textiles and ornaments of many kinds. It is based on an exhibition assembled at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, under the direction of Monroe Wheeler, during the spring and summer of 1955, where it was seen by 303,000 visitors. Included among the many illustrations are examples of fabulous shawls and saris of intricately woven silks, wools and cottons, rich gold and silver brocades, rare cloths whose threads were tie-dyed before being woven, and beautifully patterned embroideries ranging from those made by the hereditary artisans of former rulers to the traditional folk embroideries of today.
(Key Words: Exhibition Catalogues, Monroe Wheeler, The Museum of Modern Art, Pupul Jayakar, Design, John Irwin, Shawls, Saris, Embroideries, Textiles).