The Menil Collection

Experiments with Truth:
Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence

Designers: Lorraine Wild and Amy Fortunato, Green Dragon Office

This is a catalog for an exhibition at the Menil Collection in Houston, TX. On the cover of this book is a 1948 still life by an unknown photographer of the few possessions owned by Mohandas K. Gandhi at the time of his death from an assassin's bullet: two pairs of sandals, two dinner bowls, a pair of eyeglasses, a prayer book and a few smaller items. The book contains more than 100 peace-seeking images that embody the spirit of nonviolence, from a seventh-century Quran page, to a 15th-century Buddhist thangka, to stills from a film at the India-Pakistan border shot by the contemporary artist Amar Kanwar. Its an amazing book that reminds us of the influence Gandhi has had on All that he touched and All that came after him.

We were honored to actualize such a special book.