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John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London, edited by Julius Bryant and Susan Weber


Julius Bryant and Susan Weber, editors

2018 Association of Art Museum Curators’ Award for Excellence in the category of catalogues from an organization with an operating budget of $5-15 million.


John Lockwood Kipling (1837–1911) started his career as an architectural sculptor at the South Kensington Museum (today the Victoria and Albert Museum). Much of his life, however, was spent in British India, where his son Rudyard was born. He taught at the Bombay School of Art and later was appointed principal of the new Mayo School of Art (today Pakistan’s National College of Art and Design) as well as curator of its museum in Lahore.  Over several years, Kipling toured the northern provinces of India, documenting the processes of local craftsmen, a cultural preservation project that provides a unique record of 19th-century Indian craft customs.  This is the first book to explore the full spectrum of artistic, pedagogical, and archival achievements of this fascinating man of letters, demonstrating the sincerity of his work as an artist, teacher, administrator, and activist.

Julius Bryant is keeper of word and image at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Susan Weber is founder and director of Bard Graduate Center.

Table of Contents

Julius Bryant and Susan Weber

Julius Bryant and Susan Weber

Preface. John Lockwood Kipling: A Post-Postcolonial Perspective
Deborah Swallow

Note to Reader

1. India in South Kensington, South Kensington in India: Kiplingin Context
Julius Bryant

2. Careers and Character of "J.L.K."
Julius Bryant

3. Ceramics and Sculpture, Staffordshire and London 1852-65
Christopher Marsden

4. Kipling as a Sculptor
Julius Bryant

5. Kipling and Architecture
Julius Bryant

6. Kipling as a Designer
Julius Bryant

7. Designs for the Imperial Assemblage, 1877
Catherine Arbuthnott

8. "The Appreciative Eye of a Craftsman": Kipling as Curator and Collector at the Lahore Museum, 1875-93
Sandra Kemp

9. Kipling and the Exhibitions Movement
Susan Weber

10. Kipling as Conservationist: the Journal of Indian Art and Industry
Peter H. Hoffenberg

11. "My Bread and Butter": Kipling's Journalism
Sandra Kemp

12. Alice Kipling: Pre-Raphaelite Sister of the Raj
Barbara Bryant

13. Kipling and Book Illustration
Elizabeth James

14. "An Expert Fellow-Craftsman": Rudyard Kipling and the Pater
Sandra Kemp

15. Kipling's Royal Commissions: Bagshot Park and Osborne
Julius Bryant

16. Industrial Art Education in Colonial Punjab: Kipling's Pedagogy and Hereditary Craftsmen
Nadhra Shahbaz Khan

17. John Lockwood Kipling's Influence
Abigail McGowan

Catherine Arbuthnott and Susan Weber


Selected Bibliography

About the Authors


Photographic Credits


6.00 LBS

Other Details


Page count
580 pages, 700 color illustrations

Publication date
January 2017