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A'ndarč of Sri Lanka.

Author: Tilak.Samarawickrema
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Price: $45.00
Publisher: Cartobina S.N.C., printers
Publisher Location: Cremona, Italy
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Limited edition
Pub Date: 1981
Slipcased. Scattered foxing. Inscribed by the author/artist on the title page.An unumbered copy from a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The Sri Lankan artist created this collection of line drawings during his time in Italy as an architecture student. The designs were produced for the animated film, Ŕndar of Sri Lanka, a folk tale from his country. "Akin to the (Sinhala) calligraphy, his lines, incomplete and varying only in thickness and curvature, seem to engage in a constant and breathless dance with space. As he casts his characters and the spaces they inhabit, Samarawickrema delineates the barest minimum and leaves the rest to be sketched out in the imagination of the viewer...The kinetic energy in Samarawickrema’s drawings allowed the artist give the line a temporal dimension by extending it to animated cinema. His film Andare` of Sri Lanka produced by Corona Cinematografica, Rome, represented Italy at the Oberhausen Film Festival in Germany in 1978. "--The Sunday Leader, Ceylon. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!