Look, it's Indian design! Everyone has heard of Japanese and Scandinavian design, but few know that India also has a long history of design. It doesn't permeate the culture as deep as Japan or Scandinavia, but I know from living there that India does have a critical mass of distinctly unique objects. To help pin down the essentials of that style, this catalog of India design examples makes a case that there is a very functional design approach both in historic and modern India. This is the first book I know of that presents that style in one place.
Sar: The Essence of Indian Design
by Swapnaa Tamhane and Rashmi Varma
2016, 304 pages, 8.2 x 1.0 x 10.6 inches, Hardcover
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