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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

21 January 2011

The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh

21 Jan 2011

www.artsricksha.com, USA

"This website is dedicated to celebrating one of Bangladesh's unique popular arts, the paintings and decorations on the three-wheeled cycle ricksha -- or "rickshaw", as spelled in English dictionaries. This site is based on my anthropological field visits to Bangladesh between 1975 and 1998, when I traveled about, took photos, and interviewed people. Ricksha arts cannot be assigned to any static "genre". They are popular as opposed to "fine" arts. They appropriate multiple forms which include folklore, classical art elements, and commercial forms. They also reflect the economic globalization process, which is occurring all over the world today, in their fascination with movie stars and narratives, with US disco during the seventies, with foreign travel scenes and fancy red sports cars."
Supplied note: "My CD-ROM, titled 'Transports of Delight. The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh. A CD-ROM' was published earlier this year by Indiana University Press. [...] Joanna Kirkpatrick, [2003], 'Transports of Delight: The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh' (CD-ROM) CD-ROM 0-253-34148-5
A colorful multimedia exploration of folk art, culture, and religion [with] more than 1,000 brilliantly colored photographs, videos, music, and text. - jk."

Site contents:
* Map [Regions and Ricksha Art Styles];
* Views;
* CD-ROM [System requirements: PC system with display set for 16 bit color at 800x600 resolution, 4x or better CD-ROM drive, Apple QuickTime 4 or better, Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Video segments require Pentium II Processor. Mac computers with Windows can run this CDR];
* Image Gallery (Old Indian Decorated Conveyance -- the Palki, or Palanquin, Dhaka, Rajshahi, Chittagong, Pabna, Artists and Mistris, ## Poster Prints, Dhaka, 1998: 142nd Birthday of Tagore, Bangladesh National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's 104th birth anniversary, ## Conveyance Arts Beyond Bangladesh: Pakistan Trucks, Afghan Truck before 1976, Hongkong Rickshaws, Japanese Rickshaws, Haitian Tap Taps, Philippines jeepneys, Kerala, India, Truck Arts, India Conveyances, various, Japanese Truck Art, Jakarta, Indonesia -- cycle rickshas or becaks, Durban Rickshas -- South Africa);
* Readings [incl. the 53KB strong 'Selected Bibliography on Ricksha Arts and Related Studies' - ed.];
* Links.

[Both a specialist virtual library and a feast for the eyes - ed.]

URL http://www.artsricksha.com

[Earlier versions:
Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.webpak.net/~ricksha/index.htm
Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/www.ricksha.org - ed.]

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the www.artsricksha.com was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Joanna Kirkpatrick (jkirk--at--spro.net)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents/Study/Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
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