By (author) Partha Mitter
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Indian Art by Partha Mitter
Book DescriptionThis 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, tribal artists, 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 discusses the 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192842213
(240mm x 168mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Partha Mitter
Face of the Buddha, Hardback (June 2016)
The English poet, philosopher, and literary critic William Empson considered 'The Face of the Buddha' to be one of his finest works and was heartbroken when he lost the only copy in the wake of World War Two. Its recent rediscovery means the book can now be offered for the very first time exactly as he intended.
Sohan Qadri, Hardback (December 2011)
Born in 1932 in Punjab, India, Qadri began his quest for his true self through Tantric yoga and spent long periods of time silently meditating in remote temples in the Himalayas and Tibet. This is the monograph of Sohan Qadri, a modern Tantric painter.
Triumph of Modernism, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by Partha Mitter
Explores the contested history of art and nationalism in the tumultuous last decades of British rule in India. With a fascinating array of art works, this book throws much light on a previously neglected strand of modern art and introduces the work of artists who are little known in Europe or America.
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Author Biography - Partha Mitter
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: 2000-01). Partha Mitter also lectures around the world, notably Columbia University, New York, Princeton University, and Oxford and Cambridge universities.
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