Case Study: Divine Gesture

Divine Gesture serves as a catalogue for the 308 sculptures that are a part of the collections of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), Udaipur. What makes this book unique is the fact that there is perhaps no gallery or catalogue that documents an unbroken tradition of sculptures, from the 7th century CE to the 20th century CE, from a specific region.

Objective:

The purpose of the book was to help readers develop an understanding about the region’s rich history and heritage. This title should act as a tribute to Mewar’s sculptures, which at present, are relatively unknown and not acknowledged for their grandeur.

Client’s requirement:

To create awareness and interest around the wonderful sculptures of Mewar and to instill an understanding in the readers of the craft behind those sculptures.

Solutions provided:

  • The authors have narrated the perspectives of art history, iconography, thematics, and the act of temple-building and custodianship.
  • The book was gifted to top dignitaries and celebrities by the client. We ensured top quality by putting greater effort on aesthetics: procuring special paper, and maintaining high standards during printing and binding.