Much Maligned Monsters
History of European Reactions to Indian Art New edition
By (author) Partha Mitter
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Much Maligned Monsters by Partha Mitter
Book DescriptionIn this fascinating study, Partha Mitter traces the history of European reactions to Indian art, from the earliest encounters of explorers with the exotic. East to the more sophisticated but still incomplete appreciations of the early twentieth century. Mitter's new Preface reflects upon the profound changes in Western interpretations of non-Western societies over the past fifteen years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226532394
(20mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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
Partha Mitter teaches at the University of Sussex. He was a Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. He has just completed a book on art and nationalism in colonial India.
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