Kip Scott’s ABANDONED INDIA: THE MANSIONS OF SHEKHAWATI is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Book Title: Abandoned India: The Mansions of Shekhawati

Photographer/s: Kip Scott

Place of publication: Melbourne, Australia

Year of publication: 2016

Publisher: Transit Lounge

Dimensions of book: 30 x 25 cm

Edition size: 1,000

Binding, paper & printing details: Hardcover with jacket, book bound, colour offset prints on gloss art paper

Number of pages: 144

Number of pictures: 133

Designer: Peter Lo

Editor: Transit Lounge

Printer: 1010 Printing

ISBN: 978-0-994-39586-3

Retail price: $59.99 AUD

Where to buy: ‘Transit Lounge‘ ‘New South Books‘ & ‘Variety Book Depot’ : New Dehli, India

Link/s to existing book reviews: n/a

Summary of project:

“A rare and evocative photographic portrait of India, and specifically Shekhawati’s ‘abandoned’ mansions, and it’s deserted towns. This exquisitely produced book features a selection of Scott’s work, made throughout the region of Shekhawati in Rajasthan, India. Here we glimpse courtyards, living spaces, frescoes, vast interiors, both lovingly restored and bordering on ruin. Scott’s images capture the complex nature of change, of sublime beauty and decay, mirroring an India that will seduce the reader.”

Kip Scott