The Arts Of India
Author : Joseph M Dye Iii
Binding : Hardcover
Size : 12.2 x 9.3
Language : English
Pages : 599
Publisher : Timeless Books
Year of Publication : 2001
The publication of The Arts of India makes these works of art available to national and international audiences. Many beautiful and historically important objects are published here for the first time, along with newly discovered information about specific works.
Opening essays introduce India and its people, with special emphasis on the development of major religions and the dominant role of religion in art and life. Also included is a summary of the signs, symbols, and images developed to express religious concepts.
Each of the four major areas of the catalogue - sculpture, painting, decorative arts, and textiles - begins with an introductory essay. Individual catalogue entries provide an analysis of the historical, aesthetic, and cultural significance of each object together with documentation of its provenance, exhibition, and publication history. Texts and inscriptions appearing on works of art are translated in the entries; transliterations and scientific and technical studies of selected works appear in appendices.
Written in clear, evocative prose, this conprehensive catalogue offers a vivid picture of Indian art and culture that will engage both scholares and general readers.