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Amrita Sher-Gil – A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings (2 Vols)

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Amrita Sher-Gil – A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings (2 Vols) This self-portrait of the iconic Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941) represents more than a life. For this book in two volumes, Amrita’s extant letters and writings are translated and reproduced from the originals in their entirety. The book draws on the primary text of these letters to open up a visual narrative around the artist’s oeuvre, complemented by a parallel text of notes that not only annotate but also entangle the personal in the web of contemporaneity. The editorial intervention expands the setting to include the artist’s voice, photographs from the Sher-Gil family album, a collation of reviews from contemporary art critics, and excerpts from autobiographies and testimonies that touched Amrita’s life. There are full-colour reproductions of 147 paintings by the artist, representing the largest such collection in print, as well as of her early sketches and watercolors. This archival effort makes for a definitive volume on the life, art and writings of Amrita Sher-Gil. The book includes a foreword by Salman Rushdie; a prologue and an epilogue by Vivan Sundaram; a complete list of Amrita Sher-Gil’s 172 known oil paintings with thumbnail sketches and detailed captions; and a select bibliography of writings by and on Amrita Sher-Gil.

Amrita Sher-Gil – A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings (2 Vols)

This self-portrait of the iconic Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941) represents more than a life. For this book in two volumes, Amrita’s extant letters and writings are translated and reproduced from the originals in their entirety.

The book draws on the primary text of these letters to open up a visual narrative around the artist’s oeuvre, complemented by a parallel text of notes that not only annotate but also entangle the personal in the web of contemporaneity.

The editorial intervention expands the setting to include the artist’s voice, photographs from the Sher-Gil family album, a collation of reviews from contemporary art critics, and excerpts from autobiographies and testimonies that touched Amrita’s life.

There are full-colour reproductions of 147 paintings by the artist, representing the largest such collection in print, as well as of her early sketches and watercolors. This archival effort makes for a definitive volume on the life, art and writings of Amrita Sher-Gil.

The book includes a foreword by Salman Rushdie; a prologue and an epilogue by Vivan Sundaram; a complete list of Amrita Sher-Gil’s 172 known oil paintings with thumbnail sketches and detailed captions; and a select bibliography of writings by and on Amrita Sher-Gil.

Additional information

Weight 4200 g
Dimensions 29 × 20 × 9.5 cm
Binding

Hardcover

2 reviews for Amrita Sher-Gil – A Self-Portrait in Letters & Writings (2 Vols)

  1. Vinod Pande (verified owner)

    BooksRaja provided me with an exceptional service. I was quite let down by another well know Indian book retailer, two weeks after paying, and had just a few days left of my stay in India and really wanted this book as it’s quite hard to find now. BooksRaja came to the rescue and dispatched same day, taking only 3 days to reach me. And they discounted it with free shipping. Customer service was exemplary, very personalised. They even sorted out a courier problem for me on a Sunday. These are serious sellers, avoid the bigger names and buy from them. About the book(s): they are beautiful, everything a keen fan of Amrita Sher Gil would want. The compilation of her works and personal writings since childhood is quite stunning. The author, Vivan Sundaram, has sadly passed but he and everyone involved did an amazing job.
    Thank you BooksRaja 🙏🏽

  2. Pimmi (verified owner)

    BooksRaja provided me with an exceptional service. I was quite let down by another well know Indian book retailer, two weeks after paying, and had just a few days left of my stay in India and really wanted this book as it’s quite hard to find now. BooksRaja came to the rescue and dispatched same day, taking only 3 days to reach me. And they discounted it with free shipping. Customer service was exemplary, very personalised. They even sorted out a courier problem for me on a Sunday. These are serious sellers, avoid the bigger names and buy from them. About the book(s): they are beautiful, everything a keen fan of Amrita Sher Gil would want. The compilation of her works and personal writings since childhood is quite stunning. The author, Vivan Sundaram, has sadly passed but he and everyone involved did an amazing job.
    Thank you BooksRaja 🙏🏽

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