5 year plan / [Aaron Sinift, instigator/producer].

Sinift, Aaron, editor, artist.
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Five year plan
5 year plan literary companion.
[India : Aaron Sinift], 2010.
[32] leaves : chiefly color illustrations ; 34 x 34 cm. + 1 book (xii, 164 p. ; 18 cm.)
Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948.
Artists' books -- Specimens.
Khadi -- Specimens.
Artists' books.
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Limited edition of 180 copies signed by Aaron Sinift on the back cover.
5 year plan literary companion issued in a limited edition of 1000 signed copies.
Consists of a cloth book made entirely from khadi with two separate woven jhola bags. Also includes the paperback book entitled 5 year plan: literary companion, edited by Aaron Sinift, printed at Krishna Printers in Jaipur.
The cloth leaves comprise a collection of 32 works of art created by contemporary artists. Some works are signed by the artist.
"Cover Aaron Sinift--instigator/producer. Screen & block printed, woven, hand-spun & sewn in India"--inside cover.
" ... The project first and foremost was born from the desire to make a work of Art, unique in character and materiality. The inspiration came from the artworks printed onto the side of sling bags called jholas that are commonly made by Gandhi ashram collectives throughout India. The cloth they are made from, called khadi, is made from hand-spun cotton thread woven on hand-looms, a cloth with deep resonance in India. ... Khadi was the backbone of Gandhi's vision, a means of subsistence for the poorest of the poor. The spinning and weaving process itself also had deep spiritual resonance for Gandhi, in its potential to turn the mind to non-violence and compassion. A book of such artworks should contain the medium of the message and therefore be printed onto khadi. ..."--Introduction to 5 year plan literary companion.
Local notes:
RBC copy of 5 year plan is signed by the artist and is number 91 of 180 copies.
RBC copy is housed a jhola bag with the number 91 written on a cardboard tag attached to the bag by a black ribbon. A separate jhola bag folded inside.
RBC copy of the paperback volume 5 year plan: literary companion is number 810 of 1000 signed by Aaron Sinift.
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Sinift, Aaron (autograph)
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