5000 Designs and Motifs from India by Ajit Mookerjee

By Ajit Mookerjee

Incredibly wealthy treasury of real 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 notion. advent. Notes.

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It is hoped that the underlying beauty of the thousands of designs and motifs offered here will serve the purpose of producing new shapes and patterns, expressive of the modem urge based on formulae of the old.

5,000 Designs and Motifs from India Edited by AJIT MOOKERJEE DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. Mineola New York Bibliographical Note This Dover edition, first published in 1996, is an unabridged, slightly corrected republication of the work first published by The Indian Institute of Art in Industry: Artistry House, Calcutta, India, in 1958, under the title 5000 Indian Designs and Motifs. The publisher is grateful to Duke University for making their copy of this book available for reprinting. Library of Congress Catalogin g-in-Publication Data 5000 designs and motifs from India 5000 Indian designs and motifs edited by Ajit Mookerjee p.

A separate study of this area is warranted because of its adaptability for modem application. Modem designing in India is a recent trend and, with a growing appreciation of its values, designers are apt to look back to traditional forms and to contemporary developments for their inspiration and sustenance with equal measure. To help such designers (and others interested in the subject) this modest publication is attempted. In application of designs, the artists of old seldom lost their sense of proportion and balance and the main theme of the work was never lost sight of in the exuberance of decoration.

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