The Art of India

The Art of India

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The diverse art of the Indian sub-continent spans many centuries and a variety of styles, which are all presented in this text. It covers the major movements that have influenced and affected the face of modern India: Hindu art from the temples and literature of one of the world's oldest religions; the rise of sculpture and monumental art from the Mauryan dynasty; Bhuddist shrines and Jainism; the Mughals and Islamic art, featuring the rich, exotic paintings and mosques from this period.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 108 pages
  • 232 x 247mm | 720g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Hamlyn
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 50 colour and 15 b&w illustrations
  • 0600592367
  • 9780600592365

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The art of the Indus valley; the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo were discovered in the 19th century - images carved on the walls. The first imperial art; Alexander the Great invaded, at his death Maurya became the first emperor - sculpture and art flourished. Religious art; Buddhism and Brahmanism led to the growth of rock-cut whorshipping halls and monasteries. The classical period; an outpouring of science, literature, music and the visual arts under the Gupta empire. South India; an explosion in temple building after the seventh century. Medieval art; the rise of hinduism brought statues bronze inlaid with silver and copper. Islamic art; Arab traders conquered Sind - Persian and Syrian styles with beautiful mosques. The rise of painting; the Mughal school of art flourished under the emperor Akbar
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