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Indian Art : A full and up-to-date history of the subcontinents artistic heritage - Vidya Dehejia

Indian Art

A full and up-to-date history of the subcontinents artistic heritage

Paperback Published: 11th December 1997
ISBN: 9780714834962
Number Of Pages: 448

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The Indian subcontinent offers an amazing visual feast. Considering Indian art within a chronological framework, Vidya Dehejia analyses the great cities of the Indus civilization, the serene Buddha image, the intriguing art of cave sites, sophisticated temple-building traditions, the luxurious art of the Mughal court, the palaces and pavilions of Rajasthan, the churches of Portuguese Goa, art in the British Raj and the issues taking Indian art into the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Vidya Dehejia is Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Arthur M Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Her publications include Discourse in Early Buddhist Art, Visual Narratives of India and Slaves of the Lord: The Path of the Tamil Saints.

Industry Reviews

'This is certainly the best book covering the full history of Indian Art. It is accessible but at the same time raises important issues and has the distinct advantage of comprehensive coverage... ' (Frederick Asher, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota) 'A compact volume that is beautifully illustrated, delightfully written and well suited to those approaching Indian art for the first time.' (The Times Higher Education Supplement) 'Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing.' (Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London) 'The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods...I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools.' (Joachim Pissarro, Yale University)

Introduction: Mountains, Rivers, Peoplep. 4
Experiencing Art: The Viewer, the Art, the Artistp. 9
Bricks, Seals and Stone: Into Written Historyp. 23
Stories in Stone: The Popular Appeal of Early Buddhist Artp. 49
After Alexander: Indo-Greek Art and the Buddha Imagep. 77
Into the Mountainside: Cave Monasteries and Cave Templesp. 101
'Seeing' the Divine: Image and Templep. 135
Sacred and 'Profane': The Nagara Templep. 153
A Riddle in Stone: Pallava Mamallapuramp. 183
Holy Ground: Dravida Chola Templesp. 205
God in Their Midst: The Temple City and Festival Bronzesp. 229
Linear Abstractions: Art and the Sultans of Indiap. 247
Cosmopolitan Splendour: The City of Vijayanagarap. 273
Visions of Paradise: The Luxury of Mughal Artp. 297
Palaces and Pavilions: Rajput Mewarp. 335
Rome of the Tropics: Churches of Portuguese Goap. 363
Jewels in the Crown: Art in the British Rajp. 377
Epilogue: Art and Modernityp. 407
Glossaryp. 426
Religious and Mythical Figuresp. 429
Major Dynasties and Empiresp. 430
Key Datesp. 432
Mapp. 435
Further Readingp. 436
Indexp. 441
Acknowledgementsp. 446
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ISBN: 9780714834962
ISBN-10: 0714834963
Series: Art & Ideas
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 11th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 21.8
Edition Number: 1