Satish Gujral, Selected Works, 1947-2000 - Signed Copy
Satish Gujral, Satish Gujral, Selected Works, 1947-2000, New Delhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 2000
72 pages, profusely illustrated with coloured plates; hardbound with a dust jacket
9.5 x 9.5 in (24.5 x 24.5 cm)
This is an association copy. The inscription reads, "for my dear friends, Ric & Tania, / with affactionate regards, / Satish Gujral / New Delhi - 18.2.2001"
"Satish Gujral's experiments cover almost all spheres that fall under the umbrella of Plastic Art, Graphics, Paintings, Sculpture, Murals, Object Design and Architecture. The Belgian Government honored Gujral with the "Order of the Crown" for designing the Belgian Embassy. The only non-Belgian Architect ever to win his distinction. The same building was selected by international Jury among 1000 most outstanding buildings built in the 20 Century around the World. His name is included in the "International Dictionary of Art" published by Macmillan, U.K., the dictionary is of World Art through the Ages and included only 40,000 names. He is there times National Award Winner: twice for Painting and once for Sculpture. He is also honored by both Delhi and Punjab State as well as Santiniketan with its highest award "Desikottama". He was honoured by Mexico s International Award for "Life Time Achievements". His works are included in leading national and international collections. Four books of his works have been published along with a recent autobiography "A Brush with Life". Several documentary films have been made on his life and works. A full-length feature film based on his autobiography is in the making. In recognition of his national and international achievements, "Delhi Citizen Council" in 1989 honored him as one of the twenty-five most prominent Citizens with the most significant contributions to the prestige of the city made in the last century. It is in recognition of these achievements that the President of India honored Satish Gujral in the year 1999 with "Padma Vibhushan", the second highest honor awarded by the State. This book is published to celebrate Gujral's seventy fifth birthday in December 2000." (jacket).
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