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Lontar Publications

    Since1997, the American Gamelan Institute has supported the international distribution of valuable publications of the Lontar Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing English translations of indonesian literature, poetry, and art criticisism.

    The selected publications listed below are available directly from the American Gamelan Institute, and are being offered here with special prices. For classroom or retail use, or for large library orders, discounts are available. All forms of payment, including Purchase Orders from institutions, are accepted over a secure line.

    Anthologies

     

    Menagerie 1. Excellent fiction, poetry, photography, and essays by Indonesian writers and artists. Lon01. $11.

    Menagerie 2. Excellent fiction, poetry, photography, and essays by Indonesian writers and artists. Lon23. $11.

    Menagerie 3. Excellent fiction, poetry, photography, and essays by Indonesian writers and artists. Lon25. $11.

    Menagerie (Volumes 1-3). Complete set. Lon36. $30.

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    Essays

     

    Shadows on the Silver Screen. A social history of Indonesian film by Salim Said. Lon07. $5.

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    Plays, Literature, & Poetry

     

    The Bottomless Well.
    Plays by N. Riantiarno. Lon08. $15.

    Square Moon.
    4 short plays by Iwan Simatupang. Lon28. $15.

    To Love, To Wander.
    Poetry of Sitor Situmorang. Lon27. $7.

    In A Jakarta Prison.
    Collected by a former political prisoner, Sujinah, these stories illustrate the multi-faceted role women play in Indonesian society. Lon53. $12.

    Manhattan Sonnet.
    Edited by John McGlynn, these poems, short stories, and essays written in English by Indonesian writersto honor New York City. Lon54 $9.

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    Art Books

     

    ***Illuminations: The Writing Traditions of Indonesia***.
    An impressive volume of essays and full color prints covering the history and variety of writing throughout Indonesia. John McGlynn, eds. Lon26. $25. (extra postage may apply)

    Golden Letters.
    Indonesian manuscripts and letters in the British Library's collection. Full color plates with texts. Only a few copies remaining. Lon17. $45.

    Early Views of Indonesia
    Full color archeological drawings of early 19th century Java from the British Library. Lon22. $25.

    The Room of Mine.
    Unique, handmade book with forceful text and drawings, numbered and signed by the artist, Agus Sawage. Lon29. $99.

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    Reproductions

    Golden Letters Portfolio.
    Ten full color prints (15" x 12") of selected manuscripts from the book. Lon30. $50.

    Letter from Sultan Syrarif Kasim.
    Full color art print of calligraphic manuscript letter, suitable for framing. Lon33. $20.

    Letter from Sultan Perkasa Alam Johan.
    Full color art print of a calligraphic manuscript letter, suitable for framing. Lon35. $20.

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    Notecards

    Early Views of Indonesia. 12 blank notecards with full color illustrations from the book. Lon10. $5.

    Illuminations 1 and 3. Blank cards with a selection of full color illustrations from the book. Lon09, Lon21. $5 each.

    Javanese Manuscript Notecards. 12 full color notecards (2 each of 6 designs) featuring details from traditional Javanese manuscripts. Lon57. $18.

    Javanese Manuscript Thank You Cards. 4 packs of 10 Thank You cards featuring a detail image from a Javanese manuscript. Each pack has a different manuscript detail. 40 cards and envelopes. Lon38. $10.

    Botanical Delights Notecards. 10 full color cards featuring 6 botanical drawings of Indonesian plants. Lon45. $5.

    Botanical Delights Thank You Cards. 12 small gift enclosure/thank you cards with the above botanical designs. Lon46. $4.

    Chinese Star Dragon Notecards. 12 full color cards depicting Chinese star signs. Lon47. $5.

    Magical Manuscript Thank You Cards. 10 small gift enclosure/ thank you cards with the above designs. Lon49. $4.

    Indonesian Scripts Thank You Cards. 10 brightly colored gift enclosure/ thank you cards (6 images) from the Indonesian archipelago. Lon50. $5.

    Malay Manuscript Thank You Cards. 2 packs of 10 Thank You cards featuring a detail image from a Malay manuscript. Each pack has a different manuscript detail.20 cards and envelopes. Lon58. $6.

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    Postcards and Special Items

    Javanese Bride and Groom. Colored print (8" x 9.5"). Lon31. $15.

    Lontar Leaf Bookmark.
    A poet's offering, in Balinese script han- painted on a lontar leaf. Lon32. $3. (Complimentary with any book order.)

    The Barikan Banner.
    A continuous narrative painting, on pumice paper, in five major scenes depicting 110 figures in both wayang and nonwayang styles. A late work of Sitisiwan (c.1865-1948) it is typical of banners used as household decoration by people of the Cirebon region. Lon62. $25.

    Calendar: Early Views (Historical Images of Indonesia from the British Library)(1998). Early Views of Indonesia 1998 calendar features images from the book of the same name - plates and details of Indonesian archaeological drawings from the Horsfield and MacKenzie collections in the Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library. The images shown in this 1998 calendar help to give form to an era that in many ways is now gone forever. Lon11. $15.

    Calendar: Maiden Images (1998). Postcards first became popular in Indonesia (at the time the Dutch East Indies) in the late nineteenth century, and since that time young Indonesian women have appeared on innumerable cards. This calendar shows twelve of the young Indonesian women who have traveled around the world in postcard form. Can hang, or stand upright on a flat surface. Lon14. $15.

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