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Indian Art : Oxford History of Art - Partha Mitter

Indian Art

Oxford History of Art

Paperback Published: 26th April 2001
ISBN: 9780192842213
Number Of Pages: 304

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This concise yet lively new survey guides the reader through 5,000 years of Indian art and architecture. A rich artistic tradition is fully explored through the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Colonial, and contemporary periods, incorporating discussion of modern Bangladesh and Pakistan, tribal artists, and the decorative arts.
Combining a clear overview with fascinating detail, Mitter succeeds in bringing to life the true diversity of Indian culture. The influence of Islam on the Mughal court, which produced the world-famous Taj Mahal and exquisite miniature paintings, is closely examined. More recently, he discusses the nationalist and global concerns of contemporary art, including the rise of female artists, the stunning architecture of Charles Correa, and the vibrant art scene.
The very particular character of Indian art is set within its cultural and religious milieu, raising important issues about the profound differences between Western and Indian ideas of beauty and eroticism in art.

1: Introduction 2: Buddhist Art and Architecture 3: Hindu Art and Architecture 4: Minority Traditions 5: Sultanate 6: Mughal Empire 7: Rajasthani and Pahari kingdoms 8: Non-Canonical Arts 9: Raj 10: Modernism in India Notes Timeline Bibliographic Essay Museums and Websites List of Illustrations Index

ISBN: 9780192842213
ISBN-10: 0192842218
Series: Oxford History of Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.72