"Much of today's most exuberant, most creative and most telling imagery is all around us, in the street. Nowehere is the visual cornucopia more striking than in India, whose streets are a continuous gallery of images vibrantly portraying the country's rich cultural doversity. From Arabian Sea to Indian Ocean, Northern Himalayas to southernmost tip, the subcontinent's overwhelming profusion of art and design excites the eyes. Street furniture, architecture, transport, billboards, posters, packaging, animals and people are all used as the media of calculated design and spontaneous expression. Ancient and modern, permanent and transient, India's street art has evolved in myriad styles reflecting regional variation and concerns." - back cover.
"Much of today's most exuberant, most creative and most telling imagery is all around us, in the street. Nowehere is the visual cornucopia more striking than in India, whose streets are a continuous gallery of images vibrantly portraying the country's rich cultural doversity. From Arabian Sea to Indian Ocean, Northern
Tokyo's vibrant street graphics combine ancient tradition, twentieth-century mass production, and a twenty-first-century urban vision that is uniquely Japanese. A colorful clash of imagery renders the familiar strange and the strange bizarre. Cartoon characters can signify the police or pornography. Fashion statements are derived from diverse sources--ancient Egypt or even
The street graphics of modern Egypt reflect three distinct cultures and visual styles: ancient Egyptian imagery, a developing Western international style and the traditional Arabic calligraphy of Egypt's Islamic majority. culture on their temples, tombs and monuments. Representations and interpretations of this ancient culture saturate modern Egypt's tourism industry, from
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press
As it enters its sixtieth year of independence, India stands on the threshold of superpower status. Yet India is strikingly different from all other global colossi. While it is the world's most populous democracy and enjoys the benefits of its internationally competitive high-tech and software industries, India also contends with
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-26 - Publisher: Routledge
Using an historic and contemporary analysis, Cultural Planning examines how and why the cultures have been planned and the extent to which cultural amenities have been considered in town planning. From its ancient roots in the cities of classical Athenian, Roman and Byzantium empires, to the European Renaissance, public culture