The Art of India

The Art of India

by Judith Magee
     
 

A beautiful collection of Indian natural history drawings from the 18th to the 20th centuries

This book presents many of the beautiful images in the Library of Natural History Museum in London, from fine botanical and zoological illustrations through to depictions of colorful artifacts and trinkets purchased in local markets. The artworks

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A beautiful collection of Indian natural history drawings from the 18th to the 20th centuries

This book presents many of the beautiful images in the Library of Natural History Museum in London, from fine botanical and zoological illustrations through to depictions of colorful artifacts and trinkets purchased in local markets. The artworks originate from a variety of sources that include individual artists and collectors as well as organized studies of Indian natural history in the pursuit of science, commerce, and politics. Spanning a period of more than 200 years, from the 18th to the 20th centuries, they depict the rich variety of animals, birds, and insects to be found in India and the magnificent flora of the different regions. They were produced by European and Indian artists who worked to advance the understanding of Indian natural history by recording, describing, classifying, and naming the flora and fauna of the country.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780565093105
Publisher:
Natural History Museum, London
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Series:
Images of Nature
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Judith Magee has managed the art collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum in London for more than 10 years. She is the author of Art of Nature and The Art and Science of William Bartram and has contributed to several other books, including The Great Naturalists.

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