The Night Life of Trees

Bhajju Shyam, Durga Bai, Ramsingh Urveti The Night Life of Trees is an exquisite silkscreen-printed art book of tree lore from the Gond tribe in central lndia. Trees are central to the Gond tribal imagination: in addition to the stories that surround them, trees are important in a lived, everyday sense. There is a Gond belief that trees are busy during the day, giving shade and food to humans and animals. It is only during the night that their real spirit emerges. A collection of work by three of the finest living artists of the Gond tribe – traditionally a community of forest dwellers from central India – this quintessential Tara title has gone into several editions and in different languages.

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Weight 520.0 g
Dimensions 230 x 330 mm
ISBN

978-81-86211-92-2

Pages

40

Printing

Silkscreen-printed on paper recycled from cotton waste

Binding

Hardcover

Foreign Rights Sold

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French

Actes Sud

Italian

Adriano Salani Editore

Japanese

Minoru Tamura

Korean

Borim Press

Portuguese (Brazil)

Editora WMF Martins Fontes

Spanish

Editorial Kalandraka

German

NordSüd Verlag

Bhajju Shyam

Bhajju Shyam

Bhajju Shyam belongs to the Gond tribe of artists—a community of highly visual story-tellers—from Madhya Pradesh in India. His captivating art keeps the symbolic density of the Gond style, bringing to it the intelligence and clarity of his own vision. The versatile artist has received international acclaim since his runaway success in 2003 with The London Jungle Book. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

Durga Bai

Durga Bai

Durga Bai is a female artist working within the Gond tradition of tribal art from Madhya Pradesh, central India. Her work constantly re-works and pushes the boundaries of the Gond art form to create a style that sparkles with a distinctive energy. Her work has been exhibited both within India and abroad, and she’s worked on several of Tara’s seminal projects. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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Ramsingh Urveti

Ramsingh Urveti is one of the most brilliant living artists of the Gond tradition. Ramsingh’s work has spread the myths and stories of the Gond community throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and South America, and has won him awards nationally and internationally. His work creates a world of fantasy and metamorphosis, coming alive with finely detailed organic forms. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

Rathna Ramanathan

Rathna Ramanathan

Designer Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara since the very beginning. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children’s book design in India. Her main interest is in typography as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, and is currently the Head of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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