Drawing from the City by Teju BehanDrawing from the City by Teju Behan

Drawing from the City

byTeju Behan

Hardcover | October 26, 2012

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'Art and design take center stage in this carefully crafted, elegant, artisanal book. This stunning autobiographical art book recounts self-taught artist Tejubehan's journey from an impoverished childhood in rural India, through her family's efforts to improve their lot in a tent city in Mumbai, and into her adulthood, when she lived as a singer and artist with her husband. The direct, unadorned text has an immediacy that reveals its roots as an orally narrated life story... As a physical artifact, it draws attention to its creation with stiff pages and fragrant, tactile inks... A unique offering that presents readers with arresting artwork and a compelling life story.'Starred Review, Kirkus ReviewsSelf-taught artist Tejubehan weaves a partly autobiographical, partly escapist, whimsically illustrated tale of a woman trapped between unimaginable poverty and a wildly imaginative inner world in a patriarchal society." - Maria Popova for the New York Public Library bookstore"... more exquisite and born out of a more moving personal story than just about any book I've come across." Brainpickings.org"Perfect for anyone interested in printmaking, and would make an extra-special gift for the budding feminist in your family." Nashville SceneA large-format, silk-screened, hand-printed masterpiece. A Los Angeles Times Holiday Gift Pick. "
Teju Behan is a singer and self-taught urban folk artist from Ahmedabad in western India. She comes from a community of wandering musicians who in times past sang for a living. A chance encounter with a contemporary Indian artist led her to art. Along with her husband and creative partner, Ganesh Jogi Teju Behan developed a unique styl...
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Title:Drawing from the CityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:28 pages, 14.25 × 9.38 × 0.39 inPublished:October 26, 2012Publisher:Tara BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9380340176

ISBN - 13:9789380340173

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