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Author: Sunil Khosa
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175740078
This work studies the progression of artistic styles of paintings and sculptures from pre-history to the modern period. Documentation of the sights bearing a marked cultural and historical importance have been incorporated to highlight the flourishing ties that India maintained during ancient and medieval periods with the surrounding countries.
The present volume attempts to illustrate the sociopolitical and economic undercurrents, which prompted a change in the nature and character of Indian traditions. For instance, the western idea of democracy, coupled with industrialization, also brought a radical change in Indian life and culture, with the result that Indian aesthetic consciousness and artistic creativity came under the perpetual flux of modernism, in which the domination of experimentalism of material culture prevails supreme.
LIST OF PLATES
LIST OF COLOURED PLATES
SECTION 1 - ANCIENT INDIAN/Pre-History/Indus Valley/Vaidic Period
SECTION II - EARLY INDIA/Mauryan Art/Shunga Art/Kushana Art
SECTION III-CLASSICAL INDIA/Gupta Art
SECTION IV - MEDIEVAL INDIA/Post-Gupta Art/South India/Eastern India/North India/Central India/Western India
SECTION V - MUGHAL PERIOD/Mughal Painting
SECTION VI - RAJPUT PERIOD/Rajasthani Painting/Pahari Painting
SECTION VII-MODERN PERIOD/Introduction to Modern Art/Modern Painting/Modern Sculpture