Malaria Dreams

I made these illustrations for the introductory section of Malaria Dreams (Gautam Bhatia. Penguin. 1996) – a book about the sometimes ridiculous demands of architectural clients. Unfortunately, I never documented the original drawings (as with most of my drawings), and the pages of the Indian edition of the book that I have are so thin – that the writing on the reverse shows through. 😦

Malaria Dreams Cover. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams Cover. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams Front Page. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams Front Page. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.

Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.

Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.
Malaria Dreams. 1995. Pen and Ink.

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About the Book:

‘Building a house for someone is like getting to know the person himself.’ In the course of his career, well-known architect Gautam Bhatia has designed innumerable dream houses for a cross-section of people. Some of these people had the most incredible suggestions and demands, and the writer uses these as a springboard to create a set of quasi-fictional stories involving bizarre people with equally bizarre plans and theories. We meet an eccentric Parsi millionaire who wants to run a ferry service between Bombay and the Maldives; a guru, snug in his hi-tech ashram, who prescribes Body Shop moisturizers for better health; an obsessive collector who wants a secret basement in his house for his library of first editions and manuscripts; and an NRI who wishes to shape his nostalgia into a hundred-thousand-dollar ‘caando’. At once thoughtful and funny, this collection of stories will only cement Gautam Bhatia’s reputation as one of India’s most imaginative and witty writers.

Title: Malaria Dreams And Other Visions Of Architecture
Author:
Gautam Bhatia
ISBN:
014026213X
ISBN-13:
9780140262131

Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 1996
Publisher: Penguin
Number of Pages: 280

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