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Jews and the Indian National Art Project
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 260 x 189mm
All colour; 171 colour and 148 black and white photographs

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This volume reveals the roles of foreign and Indian Jews in the Indian national art project and raises issues such as: Does the term “Indian artist” apply to any artist born into an Indian family? What role can foreigners and members of Indian minority groups play in the Indian National Art Project as scholars, critics, or artists? Is a piece of work “Indian art” because of its subject matter or its style? Is it possible to utilize “foreign techniques” in creating “Indian art”? Jews and the Indian National Art Project documents the work of artists such as Anna Molka Ahmed, Mirra Alfassa (The Mother), Siona Benjamin, Carmel Berkson, and Fredda Brilliant as well as those of photographers (David Mordecai and Man Ray) and architects (Otto Königsberger, Moshe Safdie). Also covered in this volume are the work of critics, scholars and art patrons like Ernst Cohn-Wiener, Charles Fabri, Stella Kramrisch, and Marion Harry Spielmann.


Kenneth X. Robbins
Kenneth X. Robbins
Editor
Marvin Tokayer
Marvin Tokayer
Editor