Architecture and Art of Southern India: Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750

Architecture and Art of Southern India: Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750

by George Michell
     
 

George Michell considers the artistic heritage of the architecture, sculpture and painting of the Vijayanagara empire and the successor states. The period, encompassing some four hundred years, was endowed with an abundance of religious and royal monuments, which remain as testimonies to the history and ideology behind their evolution. In a previously neglected area…  See more details below

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George Michell considers the artistic heritage of the architecture, sculpture and painting of the Vijayanagara empire and the successor states. The period, encompassing some four hundred years, was endowed with an abundance of religious and royal monuments, which remain as testimonies to the history and ideology behind their evolution. In a previously neglected area of art history, the author presents an original and much needed reassessment, evaluating buildings, sculptures and paintings, illustrated by many previously unpublished photographs.

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"Michell's book has expanded our definition of the history of South Asian art and architecture. He raises many issues and probing questions, tantalizing us to pack our bags to explore the hinterland of India's south for ourselves....Michell's well-written text describes the monuments meticulously and makes lucid the historical developments." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521441100
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

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