House of Love

"House of Love" is a work of photographic fiction that takes the form of nine short stories. Working closely with writer Aveek Sen, whose prose follows a journey of its own, Singh explores the relationship between photography, memory, and writing. "House of Love", designed to blur the lines between an art book of photographic images and a work of literary fiction, is a book whose images demand to be read, not just seen, and whose texts create their own sensory worlds. The combination creates a new vocabulary for the visual book.

The “House of Love” itself is the Taj Mahal, but the Taj Mahal as a recurring motif that stands for a range of meanings—meanings made up of the truths and lies of night and day, love and illusion, attachment and detachment.

106 color and black-and-white illustrations
172 pages
6.25 x 9.75 inches
Hardbound
Radius Books & Peabody Museum Press
ISBN: 978-1-934435-27-4
Publication date: June 2011

House of Love - Dayanita Singh
House of Love - Dayanita Singh
House of Love - Dayanita Singh
House of Love - Dayanita Singh
House of Love - Dayanita Singh
House of Love - Dayanita Singh

REVIEWS

Here, there, and everywhere - Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe, Mar 13 2011

An insomniac's guide to photography - Anindita Ghose, Livemint.com, Dec 2 2011

A Novel Short Story - Janice Pariat, Open Magazine, Dec 17 2011

Shot Story - Siddharth Dhanwant Sanghvi, The Times of India (Crest Edition), Jan 7 2012

Prose as pictures - Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, The Hindu, Dec 17 2011

Shot stories - Sonam Joshi, TimeOut Delhi, Dec 2011

An Essay of Love - Manjula Narayan, Friday Gurgaon, Jan 13 2012

Picture Perfect - Pramod Kumar K.G, India Today, Dec 23 2011