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By Ajit Mookerjee

Incredibly wealthy treasury of real royalty-free designs tailored from artifacts of the Harappa tradition, cash and pottery from South India, Ajanta and Bagh work of art, Muslim monuments, Buddhist temples, textiles from Gujarat, Punjab, different areas, mask and tribal arts, even more. instantly usable fabric or nice source for layout thought. advent. Notes.

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Industrialization also meant a division of labour so complete yet up to the time quite unknown. The craftsman was both the designer and the manufacturer and was therefore free to set a standard for himself in his craft. Industrialization cut these two into a number of different compartments and, in any event, the craftsman played an insignificant role in a complicated process. Moreover, as the designer and the manufacturer combined in the traditional craftsman, he could command the shape, form, colour, etc.

Title. com FOREWORD THE ILLUSTRATIONS presented in this book have been selected from different sources as typical of Indian traditional designs and motifs. In spite of their variety and complexity, an unerring thread of continuity, growing out of the inner logic and dynamism of the people from region to region, connects these elements. These designs and motifs may be a great source of inspiration to the designer-artist who can take full advantage of them. All such designs have a special Indian quality and the designer-artist should be at home with them—and through them, with the treasures of India.

Gouri Ghose for their cooperation and particularly to the three artists, Miss Arati Roy, Mr. Indu Bhusan Gupta and Mr. Sushil Das, for the copy work. I am also grateful to Dr. Verrier El win and the Oxford University Press for the permission to reproduce the tribal decorations in the last four plates of the book. A. M. NOTES TRADITIONAL DESIGNS AND MOTIFS : 3000 B . C. TO MODERN TIMES PLATES 1—5 Harappa culture: mainly Mohenjo-daro and Harappa seals, dolls and toys, pottery including Nal PLATES 6—8 Sanchi Stupas: mainly railings and gateways PLATES 9—15 Punch-marked coins and pottery: mainly Taxila and South India PLATES 16—22 Ajanta and Bagh murals PLATES 23—44 Muslim monuments: mainly Agra, Delhi, Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri, Bijapur, Lahore, Jaunpur, etc.

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