Deconstructing Cassell's Illustrated History of India
April 9, 2005 5:23 PM   Subscribe

Rajkamal Kahlon makes stunning gouache paintings directly onto the pages of a 130 year old history book. Her style and technique are similar to Tom Phillips' treated novel A Humument (previously discussed here)
posted by Slack-a-gogo (10 comments total)
For some reason, I'm reminded of Terry Gilliam. Television has doomed my cultural growth.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 5:32 PM on April 9, 2005

great stuff-thanks!

(In Montreal, i just saw a great exhibition of William Kentridge's work--he's also used book pages.)
posted by amberglow at 5:41 PM on April 9, 2005

Kentridge has talent (esp. page 5).
posted by uni verse at 5:46 PM on April 9, 2005

We used to do this to textbooks in high school. Good times.
posted by euphorb at 6:15 PM on April 9, 2005

Part of me likes these. The other part of me cries for the books.
posted by jacquilynne at 6:29 PM on April 9, 2005

Anyone got a mirror?
posted by Utilitaritron at 11:06 PM on April 9, 2005

(Never mind; the site's back up.)
posted by Utilitaritron at 8:27 AM on April 10, 2005

Would the work be as affecting if she had used xerox copies of the book?

If not, what does that say about the work itself?

posted by IndigoJones at 11:48 AM on April 10, 2005

posted by Toecutter at 4:27 PM on April 10, 2005

It wouldn't, Indigo. Unless that was part of what she wanted to say--about copies of originals and how other culture's interpretations of a culture get "xeroxed" (or something).
posted by amberglow at 4:48 PM on April 10, 2005

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