New Publication by SADEQUAIN Foundation USA

San Diego, CA: In a press release dated April 2 the SADEQUAIN Foundation USA announced the publication of its new coffee table book titled Lines andDrawings II by SADEQUAIN.
It is a comprehensive collection of more than 300 black and white drawings embellished with insightful essays spread over 350 pages. The book measures 14 x 14 inch, with a wing span of 30 inches and weighing in at a healthy 8 pounds. It is by far the largest collection of Sadequain’s drawings under one cover.
The book is a result of more than four years of research and discovery of Sadequain’s drawings spread over Japan, Singapore, Pakistan, India, Middle East, Europe, and North America.
In technical terms, the drawings in this book display the unity of disciplines of drawing, calligraphy as well as the traditions of Urdu and Persian poetry which Sadequain shared to his core. Most importantly, the drawings in this book show how Sadequain’s lines, whether complex or simple, performed magically with the complexity of a well-orchestrated symphony; they represent poetry of color, harmony of rhythm, and the power of a tempest.
SADEQUAIN Foundation deems this book will be helpful in analyzing the imagery in Sadequain’s drawings and establishing the links to appropriate historical and cultural context. Its empirical research and textual contents are balanced to address the sensitivities that attempt to compare and contrast arbitrary and loaded concepts.
SADEQUAIN Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in California, USA since 2007. It is dedicated to discovering, preserving, and promoting the art of Sadequain. The Foundation has published 16 books on Sadequain so far and organized more than forty 40 exhibitions and seminars at museums and universities in the USA, Canada, UK, Dubai, Pakistan, and India to raise awareness about his prodigious palette.
In February 2017 SADEQUAIN Foundation established Galerie SADEQUAIN in the historic Frere Hall in Karachi.

 

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