Wonder Of The Age: Master Painters Of India, 1100-1900

by John Guy & Jorrit Britschgi

Wonder Of The Age: Master Painters Of India, 1100-1900

Price:  US$46.98   (SGD65.25*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 224 pages
Published:  2012, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780300175820
SB#:  053392 (701)

About This Book

This vividly illustrated publication features 110 works by many of the most eminent painters in the history of Indian art. Traditionally, Indian paintings have been classified by regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter. Stressing the combined tools of connoisseurship and inscriptional evidence, the pioneering research reflected in this book has identified individual artists and their oeuvres through the analysis of style. The introductory essay outlines the origins of early Indian painting of the first millennium, which set the scene for the development of the art of the book. The sections that follow examine manuscript painting as it evolved from palm-leaf to paper, the emergence of traditional painting as an independent art form, and its demise with the coming of photography. Biographies of the artists whose works appear in this volume and a glossary of their major literary sources provide valuable context.

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