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Indian art in detail /

By: Series: Art in detailPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2007.Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cmISBN:
  • 9780674026919
  • 0674026918
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N7301 .D26 2007
Contents:
Introduction: what is Indian art? -- Gods -- Heroes -- Devotion -- Courtly and village life -- Further information.
Summary: This volume presents the rich and diverse cultures of India and attempts to answer a simple question: what is Indian art? The answer is as complex as the history of a nation that is only sixty years old and a civilization that is one of the oldest in the world. The vocabulary of Indian art melds practices of various schools of theological thought and is shaped by a variety of religious influences such as Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist. Persian, Turkish, Central Asian, Chinese, Japanese, as well as a host of European artistic traditions have also left their imprint on India. Each thematically organized chapter in this book delves into such topics as religion and myth, epics, festivals, courtly and village life, and the natural world. It presents close-ups of paintings, textiles, and sculptures in metal, ivory, and wood illuminate the aesthetics and workmanship, as well as recurrent motifs that are distinctly Indian. The beauty of the smallest details are magnified and contextualized through the accompanying essays written by an expert on Indian art and culture.
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Series from jacket.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-139) and index.

Introduction: what is Indian art? -- Gods -- Heroes -- Devotion -- Courtly and village life -- Further information.

This volume presents the rich and diverse cultures of India and attempts to answer a simple question: what is Indian art? The answer is as complex as the history of a nation that is only sixty years old and a civilization that is one of the oldest in the world. The vocabulary of Indian art melds practices of various schools of theological thought and is shaped by a variety of religious influences such as Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist. Persian, Turkish, Central Asian, Chinese, Japanese, as well as a host of European artistic traditions have also left their imprint on India. Each thematically organized chapter in this book delves into such topics as religion and myth, epics, festivals, courtly and village life, and the natural world. It presents close-ups of paintings, textiles, and sculptures in metal, ivory, and wood illuminate the aesthetics and workmanship, as well as recurrent motifs that are distinctly Indian. The beauty of the smallest details are magnified and contextualized through the accompanying essays written by an expert on Indian art and culture.

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