TRENDS IN INDIAN PAINTING: ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, MODERN
By Manohar Kaul
Foreword by Dr S. Radhakrishnan
New Delhi: Dhoomimal Ramchand
pp. xv, 232 with 58 tipped-in colour plates [many full-page] and 76 tipped-in b&w plates across thetext
Size: 13 x 10 inches
Grey rexine with title embossed on cover and with dustjacket
A rare and important study with more than half the book relating to modern and contemporary Indian art, with bibliography and index.
By P. R. Ramachandra Rao
French resume by Marcella Hardy
MADRAS: Rachana /1953
pp. [iv], 100 + pp. 38 French resume
Tipped-in frontispiece + 22 colour plates tipped in across the text + 43 plates with 203 reproductions of paintings in b&w
size: 13 x 10 inches
Original cloth hardback with red lettering on cover and spine and the sketch of a dancer on cover.
Comprehensively covers the entire gamut of artists from Bengal School and Santiniketan to Western School,Calcutta Group, Delhi, and Madras School with a chapter discussing Chughtai, Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy and Sher-Gil. But prudery has prompted the publishers to tamper with two nudes by Sher-Gil and F. N. Souza.
PRESENT-DAY PAINTERS OF INDIA
By Manu Thacker and G. Venkatachalam
Bombay: Sudhangshu Publications, Shantaram Lane, Malabar Hill
Printed at Commercial Printing Press, Fort, Bombay
No date 
pp. xiv, 111 + 1 portrait and 29 plates
pp. xi- xiv is 'In Memoriam' for Manu Thacker who had died by the time the book came out and has a b&w portrait facing p. xi.
The book covers the following 29 artists in two parts. The first part, by Thacker, covers the following 15 artists:
Jagannath Ahivasi, Syed Ahmed, N. S. Bendre, Vajubhai Bhagat, Shiavax Chavda, Ishwar Dass, Rabindra Dutt, K. K. Hebbar, Manohara Joshi, Ravishankar Raval, S. H. Raza, Morarji Sampat, Madhukar Seth, Yagnesh Shukla, Bhanu Smart.
The second part by Venkatachalam covers the following 14 artists:
Manishi Dey, Pulin Behari Dutt, Dhiren Gandhi, Gopal Ghosh, Abhay Khatau, Prannath Mago, Kshitin Mazumdar, Pratima Devi, Jamini Roy, Bhabesh Sanyal, Lalit Mohan Sen, Amrita Sher Gil, Y. G. Srimati, A. D. Thomas
The essay about each artist is preceded by a painting by him.
Bound in beige cloth with Horse motif embossed in red.
Size: 10 x 8 inches
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN PAINTERS
By G. Venkatachalam
Bombay: Nalanda Publications
pp. xvi, 120 + 15 plates
Dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru
Has chapters on 15 artists: Abanindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, K. Venkatappa, Deviprasad Roychoudhry, M. A. Rahman Chughtai, Sarada Charan Ukil, Asit Kumar Haldar, Mukul Chandra Dey, D. Rama Rao, Sunayani Devi, Jamini Roy, Promode Kumar Chatterjee, Pulin Behari Dutt, Rabindranath Tagore.
One painting by each artist figures in the book.
Excellently rebound ex-library copy. Title-page clean.
Size: 9.5 x 7.25 inches
TRAVEL DIARY OF AN ART STUDENT [Men and Monuments]
By G. VENKATACHALAM
Printed at the Modi Power Printing Works, Bangalore City
Evidently privately published by the author
Softcover with a printed photo of a statue pasted on cover.br.No date but c. late 1930s
9 x 6.5 inches
Catalogue - International Contemporary Art Exhibition 1946, New Delhi
Organised by The All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi
pp. 19 + plates
The publication has the following illustrations as tipped-in plates on stiff cards:
Brown Study by MANISHI DEY
Dhobi Ghat by SAILOZ MOOKHERJEA
Blue Gem by SATYENDRANATH BANERJEE
Dark Beauty by D. BADRI
South Indian Villagers Going to Market by AMRITA SHIRGIL [sic.]
Himan by SUSIL SARKAR
Plus 9 b&w plates
AIFACS' last hurrah before the Independence of India
Stapled softcover. Some foxing on cover and waterstain along the bottom edge of b&w plates
Size: 13 x 10 inches
4th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION 1961
Organised by All-India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi in 8 Indian cities.
All artists are non-Indian. Well-illustrated catalogue with prices and biographies of artists with portraits.
pp. 69 + ads
Size 9.5 x 7 inches
Marg magazine for December 1967 with the theme 'Modern Movement in Sculpture' by Mulk Raj Anand.
The loosely-inserted 16-page supplement has the following 3 essays with 17 illustrations:
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART - 1940'S
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART - 1950'S
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART - 1960'S
EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART & CRAFTS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Sponsored by the Government of India
Organised by the Academy of Fine Art Calcutta and the All India Association of Fine Art Bombay
pp. 37 with list of 178 works of art exhibited at the show, followed by a list of crafts. Some short essays and 18 b&w images of paintings and colour frontispiece by Gaganendranath Tagore.
No date [c. 1962]
All the well-known Indian artists of the time are represented.
Stapled softcover/ 9.5 x 7 inches
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