Book , Print in English

Indian art

Vidya Dehejia.
  • London : Phaidon, 1997.
  • 447 pages : illustrations(chiefly colored), map ; 22 cm.
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Summary
  • Using a contextual approach, this book considers the meaning of the word "art" in the Indian cultural mileau, the relationship between the subcontinent's religious traditions, the status of artists, and the impact of trade and travel on artistic development.
Contents
  • note: 1. Experiencing Art: The Viewer, the Art, the Artist
  • 2. Bricks, Seals and Stone: Into Written History
  • 3. Stories in Stone: The Popular Appeal of Early Buddhist Art
  • 4. After Alexander: Indo-Greek Art and the Buddha Image
  • 5. Into the Mountainside: Cave Monasteries and Cave Temples
  • 6. 'Seeing' the Divine: Image and Temple
  • 7. Sacred and 'Profane': The Nagara Temple
  • 8. Riddle in Stone: Pallava Mamallapuram
  • 9. Holy Ground: Dravida Chola Temples
  • 10. God in Their Midst: The Temple City and Festival Bronzes
  • 11. Linear Abstractions: Art and the Sultans of India
  • 12. Cosmopolitan Splendour: The City of Vijayanagara
  • 13. Visions of Paradise: The Luxury of Mughal Art
  • 14. Palaces and Pavilions: Rajput Mewar
  • 15. Rome of the Tropics: Churches of Portuguese Goa
  • 16. Jewels in the Crown: Art in the British Raj
  • Religious and Mythical Figures
  • Major Dynasties and Empires.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 436-440) and index.
ISBN
  • 0714834963
  • 9780714834962
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 98229701
  • OCLC: 38725841
  • OCLC: 38725841