By Ajit Mookerjee
Incredibly wealthy treasury of actual 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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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. Our principal aim in presenting them in book form is to offer a glimpse into the rich store of Indian decorative art. I wish to express my thanks to Mr. N. R. Gopalakrishnan and to Mr. Gouri Ghose for their cooperation and particularly to the three artists, Miss Arati Roy, Mr.
The basic continuity is not achieved at the sacrifice of flexibility of forms and designs. On the other hand, the popular standard of taste has been maintained throughout because of the scope for such transformation and change. This continuity is, however, not like that of a stagnant pool. So long as the craftsman functioned and he set his personal seal on the things he produced, there was no risk of any violent change in their appeal nor was there any sudden break with the past. Art was conditioned by the function of the craft object, which in turn guided the life movement of the people in any given surrounding.
A mere copying of the past, however adept, will not help; for that past was conditioned by so many factors that have since vanished. Moreover, what will predominantly guide the design movement in the present and the future is science. The use of science in everyday life will grow at a faster rate than what we can imagine now. In any case, we have to take into account that science has already opened a new vista of possibilities by the invention of a number of synthetic materials, and the progress is continuing at a gathering speed.
5000 Designs and Motifs from India by Ajit Mookerjee