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#1
| Humble Genius

Art books online

Recently, while looking for detail of ajrakh, I came across a scanned version of pupul jayakars 'textiles of India' on MoMa's website.

Does anyone know if other similar sources exist for rare / out of print books?

I'm interested in Indian antiquities, textiles, art etc and also historical photographs.

thanks in advance.

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#2
| Senior
Maybe help for textiles the The Calico Museum of Textiles has publications, do not know if this what you are looking for :)
#3
| Humble Genius
Thank you, but I've seen their site. I'm not looking to purchase such a book online - but for reference purposes some have online copies available that can be searched though.
#4
| Maha Guru Member
Interesting topic. One of my Aunts in law did such a book. I finally tracked it down and my spouse refused to spend that much money on a book:(. Its a hard time for artists..
#5
| Reset, yes please.
The USA Library of Congress has a pretty good collection of Indian Historical photos and prints.
https://www.loc.gov/photos/?q=India&sp=1
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#6
| Humble Genius
Thanks SG - it was close, but textiles India, handwoven textiles India, etc return limited results in the book section. I'll keep looking, maybe british sources have more info?
#7
| Maha Guru Member
British Library is all that I can guess. Doubt the Library of Congress has digitized that much on this topic..
#8
| The Silent One
I have no idea of what you are looking for as my knowledge of textile in India, or for that matter elsewhere too, is pretty non existent.
But if I were to put in some key words and search on google, I could get some answers - see if they are of any help.

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I am sure you have tried these. But I have to make an attempt of helping out poor lost souls, no?
Sar Pass Trek , Rohtang, Munnar, Badrinath Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Goa, VOF, Kedarkantha, Kuari Pass, Brahmatal Trek
#9
| Humble Genius

Originally posted by: snotty View Post


I am sure you have tried these. But I have to make an attempt of helping out poor lost souls, no?


No i hadn't infact. Man you're a genius!

This was not at all what i wanted but after i removed the extra word from your search and added something I made it to the mother-ship. So, thank you. :)

I'm posting the link of the site i found - it makes for superb reading - hours and hours of browsing fun and excellent reference source.

http://www.rarebooksocietyofindia.org/
#10
| The Silent One
That is indeed a gem that you have found VA. Happy reading. :)
Sar Pass Trek , Rohtang, Munnar, Badrinath Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Goa, VOF, Kedarkantha, Kuari Pass, Brahmatal Trek
#11
| Maha Guru Member
I have been a memeber for years. Good place to download out of print books on India.

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