Title: India Holy Song
Publisher: Rizzoli, 2000,
Publication Date: 2000
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
hardcover, fine in near fine dj, in mylar, photography, blm50. Bookseller Inventory # 4197
Synopsis: A visually arresting and stirring portrait of India by an award winning photographer.
Review: Captured over a 15-year period, Xavier Zimbardo's India Holy Song records the exquisitely color-filled experience that pervades everyday life in India. The workaday environment of a textile-dyeing factory becomes a frenzy of whooshing fabric like a moment out of a Martha Graham performance. An expansive hillside landscape shows a mythically large tree dwarfing a man in the grassy field. Cows and dogs traverse the city streets. Each photograph captures a very different aspect of India, and each is full of tremendous energy, whether an intimate close-up of an elephant or a field of camels. Most energetic of all are the spectacular portraits of holy festivals: children painted like lions or dressed as Krishna, a crowd in the midst of being drenched in sacred colored powders.
A lovely foreword by writer Jhumpa Lahiri presents a very personal childhood experience of India. At the back of the book is a helpful little guide, replete with mini-pictures of the full-page images and explanations of when and where each is taken and a bit about the background of the photograph. This book will make you want to pack your bags and head straight for the airport to try to experience even a fraction of the vitality that's in these 135 color illustrations. --J.P. Cohen
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 26 February 2001
All major credit cards (Visa, MC, Discover, American Express), money orders (no personal checks).
Shipping: Domestic-4.00 (USPS, media mail); International-at cost.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Hours: Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. General used bookstore; high-quality, reasonably-priced.