Pothi Box

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Dublin Core

Title

Pothi Box

Subject

Singh, Dayanita, 1961--Catalogs
India--Pictorial Works
Artists' Books--India--Specimens
Photography, Artistic

Description

This book provides an excellent example of Singh's rich black and white photography as a serial, and brings ideas from Museum Bhavan to a smaller scale. A wooden box acts as the books binding element and display structure; the front cover image can be changed to any of the 30 prints. The photographs document archival documents and materials, and include a range of materials and containers. The book comes wrapped in a cloth binding; its knot is specific and this method can be seen in the photographs. The book is a version, not a catalogue, of Pothi Khana museum structure exhibited at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and Callicoon Fine Arts.

Edition size: 360

Creator

Singh, Dayanita, 1961-

Publisher

Spontaneous Books (self-published)
New Delhi, India

Rights

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

Format

Materials/Printing: Offset printing.

Structure/Folds: recombinant.

Dimensions: 1 wooden box with 30 numbered cards; 21 x 16 x 3 cm (closed)

Type

artists' books (books)

Coverage

Twenty-first century (dates CE)

Date Created

2018

Medium

The original object was photographed with a NIKON D300 digital camera at 300 ppi as a JPEG file format. The JPEG file was then modified in Adobe Photoshop.
Photographer Marie A. Andrews
5 total views: front view, interior view

Citation

Singh, Dayanita, 1961-, “Pothi Box,” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed February 18, 2020, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/1474.