by Pauline van Lynden. Dutch translation with Vanessa Everts.
Editions Assouline / Walburg Pers / Rolf Heyne, 2003, 300 pp
ISBN 2 84323 446 8 English
ISBN 2 84323 529 French
ISBN 90 5730 276 4 Dutch
ISBN 3 89910 286 X German

Pauline van Lynden's first visit to this most colourful region of India in 1988 was followed by many more over the years and led quite naturally to the creation of her first book, RAJASTHAN. Using the technique of collage to share her fabulous pictorial archives gathered over fifteen years, Pauline van Lynden shows the age-old traditions, arts and crafts, jewellery and textiles of the region. Her travel journals, bound by herself and crammed with samples, form the backbone of her text. A treasure trove for stylists, designers, travellers and India lovers.

By no means a wilderness, but subject to dangers of its own, India and its culture attract thousands of visitors each year. Rajasthan by Pauline van Lynden makes it clear why so many head straight for India's second largest state. As the author points out, Rajasthan is about visual splendour, and the sumptuous pictures in this evocative book reflect the colour and magnificence of even everyday life there.
- Colin McDowell, Sunday Times, 'The most beautiful illustrated volumes of 2003'

Ik heb heel veel boeken over India maar dit is het mooiste dat ik ooit heb gekregen. Het is zó modern. Prachtige collages. Het is India, ook nú, de facettes die ik op mijn reizen tegenkom, de contrasten tussen arm en rijk, zonder politieke boodschap. Het is met veel smaak gedaan, dat kom je maar heel weinig tegen.
- Gloria Kok, fashion designer and business owner, the Netherlands