Gods in Print: Masterpieces Of India’s Mythological Art – A Century of Sacred Art (1870-1970)
226 pages. Foreword by Mark Baron & preface by Vasudha Narayanan. The first comprehensive collection of early hand-colored lithographs, multiple-block chromolithographs, and offset-print images of India’s extraordinary universe of gods and goddesses. A large and very well produced book with fine full-page color illustrations. Especially of note are early pictures circa 1900 from one collection. “Gods In Print allows us to see at last what has been hiding in plain sight, constructing a genealogy of the chromolithographic art of India through stupendous and rare examples.”
Contents: Introduction, by Ricard H. Davis; Nineteenth-Century Calcutta Presses; Nineteenth-Century Maharashtrian Presses; Hindu Gods from European Presses; Raja Ravi Varma and the Ravi Varma Press; Early Twentieth-Century Presses; The Era of S .S. Brijbasi & Sons; Post-Independence Prints: Indra Sharma and B. G. Sharma; Further Reading.
Hardcover with jacket, a new book. Highly recommended. 14 by 10 inches.