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Nurturing Walls
     

Nurturing Walls

by Gita Wolf (Text by), Madan Meena (Contribution by)
 

"The book itself a work of art. Each copy has brown craft-paper pages actually silk-screened with Meena designs. Instead of merely presenting photographs, Nuturing Walls offers the work itself, with the thick brown paper acting as the clay walls of the Meena homes."—Juxtapoz Magazine

This is a collection of public art—known as

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"The book itself a work of art. Each copy has brown craft-paper pages actually silk-screened with Meena designs. Instead of merely presenting photographs, Nuturing Walls offers the work itself, with the thick brown paper acting as the clay walls of the Meena homes."—Juxtapoz Magazine

This is a collection of public art—known as Mandana—from the walls of Meena tribal homes in Rajasthan. It focuses on a favorite theme of the female artists: animals and their young. Women teach their daughters to paint the mud walls of their homes, keeping time to festivals and changing seasons.

The teeming world of baby animals and their mothers has been re-created here in silkscreen prints on kraft paper reminiscent of the textures of mud walls. Full-color photographs capture the richness of the artists’ lives, making the form of this book as unusual as the art it re-creates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788186211687
Publisher:
Tara Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Gita Wolf has written more than seventeen books for children and adults. A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Many of her children's books have won major international awards. Madan Meena is an artist who comes from the Meena tribe. He has been curating and publishing the work of Meena women for many years. He is currently pursuing a PhD at The University of Rajasthan in visual anthropology and art history.

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