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Contemporary Indian Artists
Publisher: Mapin Publishing. Country: India. Date: 2001-08.

Manu Parekh: Banaras: Eternity Watches Time (Contemporary Indian Artists Series/Mapin) (image)

Manu Parekh: Banaras: Eternity Watches Time
Essays by Aditi De, Meera Menezes, Peter Osborne, Marilyn Rushton, Jeet Thayil, Ashok Vajpeyi and Tanuj Berry.
Ahmedabad, India: Mapin Publishing, 2007.
(Contemporary Indian Artists Series).
Published in association with Lund Humphries.
Hardcover. 218 pages. 153 colour illustrations. Size: 279 x 254 mm (11 x 10 inches).
ISBN: 978-81-88204-93-9.

Publisher's blurb:
"Almost all of the city’s five kilometres of river banks have been converted into ghats. Manu Parekh has executed a series of paintings inspired by the city. He made a conscious decision to concentrate on landscape in the series to give himself the opportunity to play out the dynamic of faith and fear that he identifies as uniquely Indian.

In turn, this book is a collection of the essays by seven writers who have been inspired by his work in this series. Tanuj Berry considers the use of red in the Banaras paintings while Aditi De looks at the theme of holiness and pilgrimage. We hear the voice of Manu Parekh in the inclusion of an interview with the artist in which he explains what attracted him to Banaras and how the city ignited his creativity. These essays offer a thorough assessment of his themes and motivations. Painted in the Indian Expressionist style these works have a significant role in the development of modern Indian painting."

Series Note:
This series was published by Mapin Publishing of Ahmedabad, India.
Each volume was co-published by one of the following:
- Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries
- Ocean Township, NJ : Grantha Corporation
- Calcutta : Chitrakoot Art Gallery

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"Mapin Publishing, set up 20 years ago by danseuse Mallika Sarabhai and Bipin Shah in Ahmedabad, focusses on publishing books on Indian art and culture. Around eight years ago, the company geared to publish contemporary art books and museums collections. Economic viability of selling art publications vis-a-vis fiction or any other genre is quite different. The investments as far as art books are concerned are huge. For instance, if we publish a 250 page art book and come out with 3,000 copies with says 175 colour illustrations, the price of publishing would go up to Rs 15 to 20 lakh. If the book is sold at Rs 500 per copy going upto Rs 800, depending on whether the images were procured from the author or from a museum (the latter charges steep fees), the price of publishing is is very high, says Bipin Shah, publisher, Mapin."
-- Source: The business of books

Arranged by serial number

The dancer on the horse : reflections on the art of Iranna G. R.
by Ranjit Hoskote; G. R. Iranna

Krishen Khanna : the embrace of love
by Gayatri Sinha; Krishen Khanna

Krishen Khanna : images in my time
by Krishen Khanna

Lines from an artistic life : the drawings of Adimoolam
by Krishen Khanna; Aditi De; Jehangir Sabavala

Manu Parekh Banaras : eternity watches time
by Manu Parekh; Aditi De

Paritosh Sen : in retrospect
by Manasija Majumadar; Ella Datta; Kunal Chakrabarti; Paritosha Sena

Sojourns of a painter : Shyamal Dutta Ray and his times
by Mrinal Ghosh [Mrinala Ghosha]; Shyamal Dutta Ray

An unreasoned act of being : sculptures by Himmat Shah
by Gayatri Sinha; Himmat Shah

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