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Author Dehejia, Vidya.

Title Indian art / Vidya Dehejia.

Publication Info. London : Phaidon, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  709.54 DEH    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  709.54 DE    Check Shelf
Description 447 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 22 cm.
Series Art & ideas
Art & ideas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-440) and index.
Contents Introduction: Mountains, rivers, people -- Experiencing art: the viewer, the art, the artist -- Bricks, seals and stone: into written history -- Stories in stone: the popular appeal of early Buddhist art -- After Alexander: Indo-Greek art and the Buddha image -- Into the mountainside: cave monasteries and cave temples -- 'Seeing' the divine: image and temple -- Sacred and 'profane': the Nagara temple -- A riddle in stone: Pallava Mamallapuram -- Holy ground: Dravida Chola temples -- God in their midst: the temple city and festival bronzes -- Linear abstractions: art and the sultans of India -- Cosmopolitan splendour: the city of Vijayanagara -- Visions of paradise: the luxury of Mughal art -- Palaces and pavilions: Rajput Mewar -- Rome of the tropics: churches of Portuguese Goa -- Jewels in the crown: art in the British Raj -- Epilogue: Art and modernity.
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.
Subject Art, Indic.
Art, Indic -- History.
Art and religion -- India.
Art and religion -- India -- History.
ISBN 0714834963
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