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REVERIE WITH RAZA: ON THE OCCASION OF NIRANTAR: THE AESTHETIC CONTINUUM. Uma Nair. Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, 2016. Published in the U.S.A. by Grantha Corporation, Ocean. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 136 pp. 22 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781935677727 In English.
Due date: October 2016. Publisher's description: In an age where contemporary art has changed in mediums and language, scope and intent, this book weighs in on the moodiness, methodology, efforts, mental blitzkriegs and inner workings of modern master of art Syed Haider Raza. This book unravels the workings of Raza's oeuvre and life at the age of 94 years. It is an attempt at appraising and transmitting the prevailing winds of intent and insight in the works of Raza through conversations with him about contemporary art. Living now in Delhi, Raza is going through a revolution in which he is bringing back his past in his works he is ploughing the depths of past trends in his use of color fields, in contextualizing genres in his journey of the 'Bindu' and explaining intuitive strategies that reflect his journeys. Looking at Raza's art is an intimate act of prolonged engagement. The Bindu too has transformed through decades it signifies a different tenor in a world torn by terrorism and death.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 174818
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