The variety of patterns in the exquisitely wrought details of India’s architecture and interiors is boundless, and one can only marvel at the ways in which materials such as wood, stone, and plaster have been transformed into masterworks of decorative art.
Photographer and illustrator Henry Wilson has spent decades recording the pictorial imagination of the many thousands of craftsmen who have rendered abstract and representative patterns with such extraordinary patience and skill. This beautiful new coloring book presents a range of patterns and decorative motifs from across India, allowing the reader to explore designs from one of the world’s greatest and most creative cultures while rendering them in color combinations that are entirely one-of-a-kind.
Henry Wilson is well known as a photographer of architecture and interiors, with a special interest in India. His books include India Contemporary and Pattern and Ornament in the Arts of India, and he is a frequent contributor to The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, and other design magazines. He lives in London.