Two volumes that document the artistic heritage and developments in Karnataka

Navakarnataka Publications, in the year of its golden anniversary, is bringing out “Karnataka Kaladarshana”, a two-volume compendium on various art forms in the state.

The work has been edited by Professor M.H. Krishnaiah, Dr. Vijaya and C.R. Krishna Rao.

The volumes traces the growth and contribution of the state in the fields of visual art, sculpture, handicrafts, vaastu and architecture, photography, theatre, music, dance and films in the state over a period of over 2,000 years. The volumes offer over 4,200 pictures to support over 50 articles across nine subject heads.

The volumes will be released on August 29 at Ravindra Kalakshetra at 10 a.m. The volumes will be released by theatre person B. Jayashree and artist S.G. Vasudev in the presence of noted litterateur Chandrashekhar Kambar.

Some of the interesting topics covered include traditional art, graphic arts, digital art and installations, line drawing, art installations, Ganjeefa art, modern art, modern sculpture, terracotta, wood carving techniques.

Vaastu design of gardens and meditation halls, ancient vaastu architecture, various architectural styles prevalent in the different regions of the state also find space in the series. Other topics covered under the various heads also include wildlife photography, puppetry, professional theatre in the Mysore and North Karnataka regions, silent plays, non-Kannada theatre development in the state, street and folk theatre, gamaka singing, western music, Yakshagana, the New Wave of cinema, film music and documentaries.

The 1,200 page volumes, priced at Rs. 3,000 are available for Rs. 2,000 if you book copies before the book is released.

Those who book in advance also get the accompanying CD/DVD of the two-volume compendium fee.

To book your copies call 22251382 or check www.navakarnataka.com.