Koch, Lewis, 1949- / Lewis Koch ; notes from the stone-paved path : meditations on north India
Rider, Robin E.
Preface, p. 7
ROBIN E. RIDER Curator of Special Collections PREFACE We in the Department of Special COllections are pleased to honor the 32nd Annual Conference on South Asia, organized by the Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an exhibit that showcases the work of photographer Lewis Koch, "Notes from the Stone-Paved Path: Meditations on North India." In this project Koch has paired photographs he made in the north of India in 1995-96 with pages photographed from books pertaining to this region among the holdings of Memorial Library. This keepsake features a selection of Koch's striking photograph-pairs, along with a bibliography of the books in question, some fifty in the full project. The books them- selves speak to themes ranging from agricultural economics and autobiography to sociol- ogy and visual studies, and reflect sensibilities from the mid-19th century to scholarship of the late 20th century. A larger set of Koch's photographic diptychs, matched with books from Memorial Library, is on display in the Department of Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library, September 22-- November 7, 2003. Many thanks are due to Lewis Koch for making his imaginative project available to a larger audience through the exhibit and this keepsake, and to Larry Ashmun and Geraldine Laudati of the General Library System for initiating the Library's involvement. We join with them in thanking Vinay Dharwadker, director of the Center for South Asia, and Joseph Elder, professor of languages and cultures of Asia and of sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for enriching this keepsake with their essays, and the Center for South Asia and the General Library System for supporting the publication of this keepsake. It is a pleasure as well to thank Don Johnson of Library Communications and Jill Rosenshield of Special Collections for their valuable assistance in producing the keepsake and the exhibit.
Foreword Copyright 2003 Joseph W. Elder, Photographs and Introduction Copyright 2003 Lewis Koch, Afterword Copyright 2003 Vinay Dharwadker.| For information on re-use, see http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Copyright