The New International Sensation
Art has always elevated the soul, and this book is virtually food for the soul. It provides every kind of nourishment to a buyer with a hunger to simply have a collection, which inspires which in later times becomes a legacy to the coming generation.
Art is more than a mere investment, it is also an indulgence, a celebration of life. And with this book Dr. Alka Pande engages with art and enters the dynamic canvas of contemporary art practice through the aesthetics and philosophy of collecting.
As art jumps into the domain of the market, the appreciation and naturally the collection of art also undergoes a change. Art practice too finds its own challenges and dynamics. From 'swanthsukh', or pleasure for the soul, the production of art is directed towards the demands of the market. A buyers market art is now in the seller's market. In the face of such change I think a book like the collector's handbook becomes almost mandatory.
It is becoming increasingly important for a buyer to be personally informed.
Collecting art in the present commercial domain is like collecting a precious jewel. As the 3 C’s – cut, clarity and carat became important in the value for art, knowledge, information and the sense of art history becomes vital in building a collection. Certain basic questions become the barometer of building a serious and significant collection.
The book provides important nuggets of information from getting started to the basics of painting, which are all expressed in the book.
Comprehensive and insightful the USP of the book is that not only does it inform the reader about the aesthetics of Indian art, its origins and manifestations, it goes much beyond. The book becomes an iconic resource for any art lovers. Some important highlights of the book include.
1. Appreciating Indian Art,
2. How to Read an Art Object
3. Understanding Indian Aesthetics
4. How to Build a Collection
5. How to Preserver and Conserve a Collection
6. Display of Art, two dimensional and Three Dimensional Art
7. Important Dealers and Galleries.
8. Time Line of Indian Art Practice.
The Collector's hand book becomes a virtual Bible for those who are entering the frame and domain of contemporary Indian art practice. Even if you’re thinking about collecting art if not buying it, one must understand the people who sell and promote the works. The book will guide you from getting started to the very basics, moving onto the different styles and voices.
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