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The Sartorialist. India

Hardcover, 10.5 x 14.6 in., 6.84 lb, 300 pages
US$ 80
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Scott Schuman, a.k.a. The Sartorialist, has been traveling to India for over a decade to capture its wildly original beauty in markets, music festivals, city streets, and cricket fields, and across cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai, and Mumbai. The result gathers all the unique qualities that have brought him worldwide renown: a photojournalist’s eye, a humanist’s empathy, and a fashion aficionado’s appreciation for design.

Customer reviews (3)

Made in India

The Sartorialist’s portrait of the country’s
unique style and beauty
An intoxicating mix of color, pattern, and texture, The Sartorialist: India is a photographic tribute to the country’s diversity and splendor. Famed American photographer and blogger Scott Schuman journeyed to India many times to capture its wildly idiosyncratic styles, whether on the streets, in markets, on the cricket fields, or at residences in cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, and Mumbai.

Schuman’s affinity for his subjects is evident, and he celebrates people of all ages and from all walks of life, from ravers, transgender subjects, wrestlers, surfers, grandfathers, and fashionistas to children and laborers. He also shines a light on the new India as much as on the time-honored. The casually chic layering of textiles, the enduring prevalence of traditional attire, and India’s pure physical beauty all add up to a richly satisfying visual and cultural experience. The images are also illuminated by an introduction by the acclaimed fashion writer Bandana Tewari.

This vibrant monograph is Schuman’s first for TASCHEN, and it showcases all the unique qualities that have brought him worldwide renown: a photojournalist’s eye for a decisive moment, a humanist’s sense of empathy, and a fashion aficionado’s appreciation for design.
The photographer

Based in New York City, Scott Schuman had worked in fashion marketing and branding when, in the early 2000s, he began casually photographing stylish people he encountered on the street and posting the images to a blog he called The Sartorialist. Schuman quickly garnered an avid following, and went on to shoot campaigns for Gap, Verizon, Nespresso, DKNY Jeans, Absolut, and Burberry. His work resides in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

The author

Bandana Tewari is former fashion features editor and is now editor at large at Vogue India. She has contributed to numerous publications including Elle and Marie Claire and writes a column for The Business of Fashion.

The editor

Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, Football in the 1970s, the National Geographic editions, the David Bailey SUMO and Andy Warhol. Polaroids.

The Sartorialist. India
Hardcover, 10.5 x 14.6 in., 6.84 lb, 300 pages

Customer reviews (3)

Wonderful

Rita, October 29, 2021
I followed the Sartorialist before, and I was very glad to see he made this wonderful book.
It's a great and genuine portrait of India and it's people. Highly recommend it!

Touch of India

Vegard, October 27, 2021
Fantastic pictures!

A beautiful Book about India

Annie, October 27, 2021
I am a big fan of Scott Schuman’s work and I already had 3 of his Sartorialist books. This one is a different kind of book, heavy weight range and big format and perfect for my coffee table. Photographs are diverse, giving you a feel for the country and also depicting ultra stylish people. I love the accompanying texts as well as they give extra insight. Made me feel like visiting India.