This deluxe collector's edition exquisitely presents Form of Beauty in a silk-covered clamshell box, with one Sharma's finest miniatures hand tipped on to the case. Each book has been numbered and signed by the artist, and the box holds a separate Sharma art print inside. Printed in six-color on 110 lb. Japanese satin matte art paper, each image is reproduced using a 200 line screen and individually varnished. In addition, four deluxe gate-folds display some of Sharma's greatest pieces in their entirety. Covered in fine Japanese silk, gold stamped, and protected with a six-color French-fold jacket.
Writer, teacher, and Hindu monastic, Swami B.V. Tripurari has become one of today's most respected spiritual writers. A columnist for Beliefnet.com, he also served as Vice President of the World Vaishnava Association and was nominated for the prestigious Louisville Grawemeyer book award. He lives at his monastery, Audarya, in northern California.
B.G. Sharma is a recipient of the prestigious National Art Award bestowed by the president of India. He is internationally recognized for his mastery of the traditional styles of Kangra, Kishangarh, and Mughal, as well as for pioneering his own painting style. Sharma has been commissioned to create portraits of heads of state, such as Prime Minister Indira Ghandi and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He is the recipient of the Independent Publisher’s Award for Prince of Dharma (Mandala, 2003) and a two-time finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award (2002 and 2003). He lives in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.