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The Home and the World
A View of Calcutta

Photographs by Laura McPhee; With a foreword by Amitav Ghosh and an essay by Romita Ray

Photographer Laura McPhee, noted for her stunning large-scale landscapes and portraits of the people who live and work in them, has been traveling to eastern India for over a decade. There she has devoted her perceptive vision to picturing layers of history, culture, religion, and class as they appear in private heritage homes and public markets, in lively street festivals, and in the faces of city dwellers in Calcutta (also known as Kolkata).
 
This exquisitely produced book features a selection of McPhee’s works made in and around India’s former capital. Here we glimpse courtyards, living spaces, temples, and altars as both vestiges of the past and elements of contemporary urban existence. McPhee’s image...


2014   160 pp.  92 color illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300209174  $50.00 sc

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