Art and Life in Bangladesh

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Art - 511 pages
Art and Life in Bangladesh presents the country, its landscape and history, its artists and their work. Glassie arrays the potter's works - from useful pots to radiant images of the Hindi deities - and brings us into the company of potters who are poets, historians, and philosophers. The book ascends to the splendid spiritual explanation of art provided by the sculptor Haripada Pal. In conversation with the artists who work the clay, Glassie learned their idea of art, and he applies it to other media, to weaving and shipbuilding, to painting, engraving, and brass casting. The book expands into a comprehensive view of creation in Bangladesh, and it forms an elegant meditation on life and work and the importance of art.

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The premier English-language academic folklorist of our time, Glassie (Indiana Univ.) is a world figure, having written magisterially on American, Irish, and Turkish folklore. Now he writes on yet ... Read full review


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College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has written many books, three of which -- "Passing the Time in Ballymenone", "The Spirit of Folk Art", and "Turkish Traditional Art Today" -- were named notable books of the year by the "New York Times". He has won many awards for his work, including the award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement from the American Folklore Society and the Haskins Prize of the American Council of Learned Societies for a distinctive career of humanistic scholarship.

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