Indian Art by Partha MitterIndian Art by Partha Mitter

Indian Art

byPartha Mitter

Paperback | April 15, 2001

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This concise yet lively new survey guides the reader through 5000 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, tribalartists, and the decorative arts.Combining a clear overview with much 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 discussesthe 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.
Professor of History of Art, University of Sussex. Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge (1970-4); Mellon Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1981); Reader of the British Academy (1985-7); Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecturer, All Souls College, Oxford (1992); Visiting Scholar, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (forthcoming: 2000...
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Title:Indian ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.71 inPublished:April 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192842218

ISBN - 13:9780192842213

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Buddhist Art and Architecture3. Hindu Art and Architecture4. Minority Traditions5. Sultanate6. Mughal Empire7. Rajasthani and Pahari kingdoms8. Non-Canonical Arts9. Raj10. Modernism in IndiaNotesTimelineBibliographic EssayMuseums and WebsitesList of IllustrationsIndex