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Book competition

31 March 2017

This week’s competition prize is John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London, edited by Julius Bryant and Susan Weber (Bard Graduate Center and Yale University Press). Click here for your chance to win.

John Lockwood Kipling (1837–1911) started his career as an architectural sculptor at the South Kensington Museum (today the Victoria and Albert Museum). Much of his life, however, was spent in British India, where his son Rudyard was born. He taught at the Bombay School of Art and later was appointed principal of the new Mayo School of Art (today Pakistan’s National College of Art and Design) as well as curator of its museum in Lahore.  Over several years, Kipling toured the northern provinces of India, documenting the processes of local craftsmen, a cultural preservation project that provides a unique record of 19th-century Indian craft customs.  This is the first book to explore the full spectrum of artistic, pedagogical, and archival achievements of this fascinating man of letters, demonstrating the sincerity of his work as an artist, teacher, administrator, and activist.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 13 April.

Q: For which royal residence did John Lockwood Kipling and Bhai Ram Singh design the Durbar Hall?

For our last competition prize we offered Silk, Porcelain and Lacquer: China and Japan and their trade with Western Europe and the New World, 1500–1644, published by Paul Holberton (£75). The question was:

Q: Which Portuguese explorer first brought Chinese porcelain back to Europe?

A: Vasco da Gama.