Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'A Ramachandran: A Retrospective' at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, December 2003 to January 2004. One of India's most distinguished artists, A Ramachandran has ceaselessly experimented with visual language for more than 40 years. Painter, sculptor, graphic artist and designer, his vision and style has changed from sombre expressionism to lyrical and metaphysical engagement with nature. In the process, he has explored diverse scale and mediums. This book, a set of two volumes, is a well-analysed incisive study of the life and works of the multi-faceted artist. With more than 500 reproductions and a selection of rare, historical photographs. Selected writings by the artist, biographical notes and chronology of works included.