Indian Painting

Indian Painting

The Great Mural Tradition

Book - 2006
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Imagine if half the paintings of the Italian Renaissance had never been photographed until now. How great a revelation would a book presenting those works be? That is the perfect analog for the achievement that is Indian Painting: The Great Mural Tradition, the first complete survey of classical Indian wall painting ever published. Author Mira Seth, the world's leading scholar on the subject, has personally visited all of the major sites featured in this book, from the temples of South India, the Deccan, where the world-famous Ajanta and Ellora caves are located, to Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir in the north. This book gives an in-depth analysis of the interconnections not only between different schools of painting but also the sister arts of sculpture and architecture. By putting each work in this lavishly illustrated volume in its political and geographical context, Seth creates the groundbreaking panoramic look at Indian wall painting the art world has long needed.

David Brown Book Co
Imagine if half the paintings of the Italian Renaissance had never been photographed until now. How great a revelation would a book presenting those works be? That is the perfect analog for the achievement that is Indian Painting: The Great Mural Tradition, the first complete survey of classical Indian wall painting ever published.

Baker & Taylor
Featuring more than 350 illustrations and reproductions, a visual survey of classical Indian wall painting provides an in-depth study of the different schools of painting, their relationship with period architecture and sculpture, the political and geographical context of the art, and important sites throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Book News
Containing copious, high quality color plates typical of this publisher, many of them full-page, this oversized volume (9.75x11.75") provides a knowledgeable and thorough survey of the great and varied art of Indian wall painting. The volume is divided by geographic area, with descriptions of the area, its history, religions, rulers, and monuments as these pertain to the region's artistic achievement. Seth, who has published three previous volumes on Indian painting, displays a wealth of knowledge as she discusses the archaeology and study of the paintings, the oral traditions about them, and their stylistic attributes and influences. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In this book, author Mira Seth discusses the various texts that lay down the canons that govern wall painting - the preparation of colors and brushes, and the proper depiction of the myriad deities in the Hindu pantheon, while also examining the characteristics of different schools and their influences on each other. Seth has personally visited all the major sites featured in this book, from the temples of South India, the Deccan, where the world-famous Ajanta and Ellora caves are located, to Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir in the north.
Indian Painting gives an in-depth analysis of the interconnections not only between different schools of painting, but also the sister arts of sculpture and architecture. By putting each work in this illustrated volume in its political and geographical context, Seth creates the panoramic look at Indian wall painting the art world has long needed.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2006
ISBN: 9780810955363
0810955369
Branch Call Number: 751.7309 SETH
Characteristics: 463 pages : color illustrations, map ; 30 cm

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