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On Wings of Diesel : Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan - Jamal J. Elias

On Wings of Diesel

Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan

Hardcover

Published: 15th May 2011
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Visually arresting and symbolically rich, the phenomenon of truck decoration is one of the most distinguishing features of Pakistani culture. Considered much more than simply a means of transport, almost all trucks in Pakistan are extensively decorated with paintings, patterns, objects, calligraphy, and carvings to reflect the personalities and concerns of truck owners, drivers, and artists. A prominent part of everyday life, these moving artworks are an important form of expression and have been embraced as a powerful symbol of national identity.

Lavishly illustrated throughout with the author's own stunning photographs, On Wings of Diesel takes us on a mesmerising journey into the world of Pakistani truck decoration. Jamal J. Elias draws on years of extensive field research to offer a deeply insightful introduction to this intriguing decorative tradition and those involved in it. Examining the wider significance of the practice as well as the trucks themselves, Elias demonstrates how these artworks on wheels provide a unique window into Pakistan's complex society through which its art, culture, and religion can be explored in an exciting and highly original way.

ISBN: 9781851687497
ISBN-10: 1851687491
Audience: BAG
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 15th May 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 19.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Number: 1