Author:Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai | Illustrator/Designer:Ishan Khosla Design | Publisher: Takshila Publication; First edition (8 August 2016)
13 years and above | English | Book weight: 700 g | Book size: 23 x 23 x 1.5cm
‘Eye Spy Indian Art delivers on its promise to be a hands-on visual experience right from its cover. Eye Spy truly seems to be the first innovative experiment in print about art in India and is itself a work of art that challenges, educates and entertains children and parents alike.’
‘What makes the book unique is not just the amount of research that’s gone in, but also the way it has been interpreted through design…. Pages need to be opened carefully as they reveal hidden information, reproductions of artwork are produced vibrantly, and questions are posed in a manner that encourages children to think, explore, and marvel at the works before them.’
‘Designed like a treasure hunt at a museum, readers are led through major transitional phases of Indian art. Through it all, like a leitmotif, runs a treasury of reproductions of artwork by the masters and exercises to hone one’s understanding of their work.’
‘Eye Spy is probably the first innovative experiment in print introducing children to a timeline in modern Indian art.’
Open the book, and it is a treasure trove through which the reader discovers a most curious and diverting collection of paintings by great Indian artists, from pre-Independence time.