India Contemporary Design: Fashion, Graphics, Interiors
This book is the first ever study of the work of trained designers in the disciplines of fashion, graphics, and interiors in India. It explores the ideas and influences that inform their creativity and conveys how their work is shaping the cosmopolitan environments of India's metropolitan cities. An over-arching theme is the way in which they define their work and negotiate identity and Indian-ness in a contemporary global context. Based on studio visits and interviews with designers, this study offers well-researched essays illustrated with a wide range of images. A valuable addition to the documentation of design and its research, the book aims to help students, practitioners and those interested in the design heritage of India. Focusing on the crucial time period from 2000 to the present day, the author explores the creativity that has emerged as a result of India's economic growth and rising status on the world stage. This book aims to capture the zeitgeist.