Beasts of India
"Beasts of India "takes a lens to the beast as it is imagined and rendered in folk and tribal art traditions across India. The fine art of the original drawings has been recreated through silk-screening each image by hand. Featuring over 30 original pieces, this astonishing bestiary is a book and art collector's dream. An index of artists' names and succinct descriptions of the art conventions make it a compact and lively introduction to the unheeded genres of Indian art.
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