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The Art of India
     

The Art of India

by Nigel Cawthorne
 

The diverse art of the Indian subcontinent spans many centuries and a variety of styles. The Art of India is an elegantly designed account of the major movements that have influenced and affected the face of India since ancient times. The book covers Hindu Art from the Temples and Literature of One of the World's Oldest Religions, the Rise of Sculpture and

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The diverse art of the Indian subcontinent spans many centuries and a variety of styles. The Art of India is an elegantly designed account of the major movements that have influenced and affected the face of India since ancient times. The book covers Hindu Art from the Temples and Literature of One of the World's Oldest Religions, the Rise of Sculpture and Monumental Art from the Mauryan Dynasty, Bhuddist Shrines and Janism, the Mughals, and Islamic Art. With a collection of more than sixty spectacular pictures, The Art of India illustrates the major works, whether expressed in paint, clay, wood, metal, stone, or brick, that characterize the art of one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

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Giving an introductory glimpse of the many-faceted art of India, begins with the art of the Indus valley and continues through the first imperial art, religious art, the classical period, South India, medieval art, Islamic art, and the rise of painting. The narrative is interspersed with full-page color photos of sculpture, architecture, and paintings. The book is elaborately designed in an attractive but somewhat distracting manner. It lacks both an index and a bibliography. First published by Hamlyn (UK, 1997). 9.5x9.75" Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760788769
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/24/2007
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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