Art of India

Art of India

eBook - 2012
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India, with its extensive and colourful history, has produced an artistic tradition in many forms: architecture, painting, sculpture, calligraphy, mosaics, and artisan products all display the country's cultural, religious and philosophical richness. From Hinduism, with its pantheon of imagery of gods, goddesses, animals and many other figures, to Islam, with its astounding architecture and intricate calligraphy, the many facets of India have given rise to a fascinating and beautiful collection of artworks. Featuring incredible images and a text written by a renowned scholar on the subject, thi.
Publisher: New York : Parkstone International, 2012.
ISBN: 9781780428802
1780428804
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 p.)
Contents: Coins, Gems, and SealsCalligraphy and Decorative Reliefs; Lattices; Inlay and Mosaic; Tiles; The Indo-Islamic Styles of Painting; Gujarati Painting; Mughal Painting; Rajput Painting; Indian Paintings of the Twentieth Century; Probably this last quoted judgement is not far wrong.; Timeline; Glossary; Bibliography; List of Illustrations.
India and its Art; The Mauryan Period; The Early Period; Architecture; Sculpture; The Kushan, Later Satavahna, and Ikshvaku Periods; Mathura; Amaravati; The Gupta Period; The Medieval Period in the North of India; Architecture: Cave-Temples and Temples; Sculpture: Medieval and Modern Objects; Painting: The Early Schools (Ajanta Caves); The Medieval Period in the South of India; Architecture; Sculpture and Bronzes; Foreign Influences: The Early and Medieval Periods; The Islamic Period; The Indo-Islamic Styles of Architecture; The Indo-Islamic Decorative and Minor Arts.
Summary: India, with its extensive and colourful history, has produced an artistic tradition in many forms: architecture, painting, sculpture, calligraphy, mosaics, and artisan products all display the country's cultural, religious and philosophical richness. From Hinduism, with its pantheon of imagery of gods, goddesses, animals and many other figures, to Islam, with its astounding architecture and intricate calligraphy, the many facets of India have given rise to a fascinating and beautiful collection of artworks. Featuring incredible images and a text written by a renowned scholar on the subject, thi.

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