Bazaar: Wanderings in Various Bazaars. Accompanied by Prints. Together with an edited Poem by Sarojini Naidu.
Allix, Susan.

[London:] Susan Allix, 2013. One of fourteen copies. Now out of print. The eight prints are etchings with aquatint and hand-coloring and lino-cuts, printed on Barcham Green mould-made paper. Text hand-set in Optima, Roman and Italic, with titling in Roman Open, printed on Zerkall paper. The decorative papers were made by hand in Sanganer, India. As new. The whole is enclosed in a binding of silk, leather and painted paper over boards, with endpapers and doublures of hand made paper. The spine is leather with the silks and paper arranged on the boards, and the ‘floating’ headband is made to acco 55 x 42 cm. [86] pp. (Item ID: 15942)


"Bazaar is a book large in format, noisy in colour, and crowded with textures and patterns. It contains a collection of observations on the experiences of visiting these chaotic, vibrant and expressive places, together with a series of eight original prints.

"The wanderings are set out in sections devoted to different subjects, among which are food and flowers, spices, personalities and a section on temple memorabilia. There are crabs with electric blue legs in Alexandria, spare teeth in Marrakesh, marigolds in Mysore, woven beds in Jaipur and cheroot-smoking ladies somewhere near Pindaya in Burma. The words and images are taken from writings and drawings and photographs made in thevarious locations" (Susan Allix).

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