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NEK Chand's Outsider Art: The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

NEK Chand's Outsider Art: The Rock Garden of Chandigarh (Hardcover )

By Author : Lucienne Piery , John Maizels  Photographer : Philippe Lespinasse 
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NEK Chand's Outsider Art: The Rock Garden of Chandigarh Description

For fourteen years, Nek Chand secretly transported thousands of stones by bicycle from the Himalayan foothills to a secluded, government-owned jungle clearing. There he combined them with urban debris--corroded wires, sheet metal, bicycle parts, tubes, tires, multicolored tissue, glass and feathers--to make statuettes. In 1972, authorities stumbled upon his menagerie of elephants, horses, monkeys, birds, and figures and eventually decided to support his project at what is now the second most-visited site in India after the Taj Mahal. Authorative text, an interview, 140 illustrations, and a detailed site map pay homage to this singular fantasy universe. This book is published for the exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum (April 4-September 24, 2006).

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Title: NEK Chand's Outsider Art: The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Author: Lucienne Piery , John Maizels
Photographer: Philippe Lespinasse
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 2080305182
EAN: 9782080305183
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 160
Publish Date: 2006-01-31
Binding: Hardcover
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to India, Sri Lanka.

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