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During my stay in Dhaka, Bangladesh´s capital in February / March this year, the cycle-rickshaws and the way they are decorated were a subject that attracted me very much. There is no other city on this planet , with that many rickshaws on the streets. Most of them are very beautifully decorated. The intention of this book is, to give a good impression of this "moving-art".

Vigneshvara

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Urs Schweitzer
Vigneshvara

Born 1950 in Frankfurt / Main, Germany. Arts College ( Photography ) in Dortmund in the early 70`s. Since 2008 I am living in Berlin. I always liked to travel, first in Europe, then from 1984 on a lot of journeys with destination Asia, mainly the Indian Subkontinent ( India, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Sri Lanka ). In 1994 I have been for 5 month in China. My last journey in winter ( 2010 / 2011 ) brought me again to India ( West-Bengal, Bihar ) and for the first time to Bangladesh.
Two books "Kolkata - a very personal look on the capital of West-Bengal" and "Bangladesh - The Art of Rickshaw Painting" are a result of this trip and a 3rd one on the Buriganga river in Dhaka will follow within the next few month.

Publish Date  June 30, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  154 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Travel

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