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Indian Art
     

Indian Art

by Partha Mitter
 

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ISBN-10: 0192842218

ISBN-13: 9780192842213

Pub. Date: 07/19/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192842213
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2001
Series:
Oxford History of Art Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
275,616
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: BUDDHIST AND HINDU ART AND ARCHITECTURE (c.300 BCE-1700 CE)
Map
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Buddhist Art and Architecture
Chapter 3. Hindu Art and Architecture
Chapter 4. Minority Traditions, Ideal Beauty, and Eroticism

PART II: INDO-ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE (c.712-1757 CE)
Chapter 5. The Turko-Afghan Sultanate of Delhi (1206-1526 CE)
Chapter 6. The Mughal Empire (1526-1757)
Chapter 7: Rajasthani and Pahari Kingdoms (c.1700-1900)
Chapter 8. The Non-Canonical Arts of Tribal Peoples, Women, and Artisans

PART III: COLONIAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE (1757-1947)
Chapter 9. The British Raj: Westernization and Nationalism
Chapter 10. Modernism in India

PART IV: POSTCOLONIAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE (1947-2000)
Chapter 11. Art After Independence
Chapter 12. The Contemporary Scene

Notes
Timeline
Further Reading
Museums and Websites
List of Illustrations
Index
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

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