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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 Tejubehans journey from an impoverished childhood in rural India, through her familys 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 Reviews

"Self-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 Ive 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 Scene

A large-format, silk-screened, hand-printed masterpiece. A Los Angeles Times Holiday Gift Pick.

Synopsis:

Drawing from the City is a remarkable memoir of a woman artist's journey from endemic poverty to the rich inner world of art. Teju Behan the artist recalls her journey through brilliantly composed pen and ink drawings that feature startlingly bold images and rich meshed lines.

A large-format, silk-screened and hand-printed masterpiece from Tara Books world-renown handmade book workshop.

About the Author

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 style of drawing that has won international acclaim. Drawing from the City is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789380340173
Author:
Behan, Teju
Publisher:
Tara Books
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations throughout
Pages:
28
Dimensions:
14.25 x 9.38 in

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Drawing from the City is a remarkable memoir of a woman artist's journey from endemic poverty to the rich inner world of art. Teju Behan the artist recalls her journey through brilliantly composed pen and ink drawings that feature startlingly bold images and rich meshed lines.

A large-format, silk-screened and hand-printed masterpiece from Tara Books world-renown handmade book workshop.

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