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Why is Sar the Essence of Indian Design?

Written by Micael Carvalho Why is Sar the Essence of Indian Design? – The Indian subcontinent is an amalgamation of peoples, cultures, languages and philosophies. Throughout history Indian culture has been subject to myriad different influences, from the Mughal empire to the British Raj to the now globalized nation in transition. Similar to ‘Wa: Essence of Japanese Design’, this book will trace continuity through the history of Indian design from antiquity to the present day. The book explores the elements that make Indian design so special, including the varied manufacturing and decorating techniques of the country’s incredibly skilled craftsmen, highly specialized object designs that have been refined over centuries, and ongoing responses to nature, technology, and necessity. The objects were chosen for their enduring quality and beauty, and their integral connection to Indian culture. Rather than following a chronological order or concentrating on the (often anonymous) designers, this book separates the objects into abstract categories anchored by Hindi words chosen to illuminate how each object fits into the lives of Indians. Swapnaa Tamhane (b. 1976) is an artist and curator working between Toronto and Mumbai. She was formerly an editor at Phaidon Press and curator at Power Plant Contemporary Art…

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Design Book: American Fashion Travel by Globetrotting Design Stars

Design Book: American Fashion Travel by Globetrotting Design Stars – The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members are always on the go. These globetrotting design stars share their favorite destinations, hotels, restaurants, stores, and sources of inspiration in this new title from Assouline’s bestselling CFDA American Fashion series. Get a glimpse into the designers’ private and ultra-chic world of travel with personal anecdotes, images, and memorabilia that are sure to spark wanderlust. With a revealing original travel questionnaire and a foreword by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, American Fashion Travel invites you to explore the world through the eyes of some of its most celebrated tastemakers—a vibrant declaration that fashion is a way of life. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of approximately 350 of America’s foremost fashion, accessory and jewelry designers. CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit company that was organized to raise funds for charity and industry activities. Founded in 1962, the CFDA’s endeavors are “to further the position of fashion design as a recognized branch of American art and culture; to advance its artistic and professional standards; to establish and maintain a code…

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