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Indian art in detail

Author: Anna L Dallapiccola
Publisher: London : British Museum Press, 2007.
Series: Art in detail.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a view of a wide array of Indian art. It highlights examples of design, workmanship and craft in sculptures of metal, stone and wood as well as paintings and textiles. The book opens with an introduction asking 'What is Indian art?' This is followed by a series of chapters showing how the functions and purposes of each object reflect its cultural context and determine the choice of image. -- Dust  Read more...
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Dallapiccola, Anna L. (Anna Libera), 1944-
Indian art in detail.
London : British Museum Press, 2007
(OCoLC)653452904
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna L Dallapiccola
ISBN: 9780714124438 0714124435
OCLC Number: 124963517
Notes: Series from jacket.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is Indian art? --
Gods --
Heroes --
Devotion --
Courtly and village life --
Further Reading --
Principal collections of Indian art --
Timeline --
British museum registration numbers.
Series Title: Art in detail.
Responsibility: A.L. Dallapiccola.

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This book offers a view of a wide array of Indian art. It highlights examples of design, workmanship and craft in sculptures of metal, stone and wood as well as paintings and textiles. The book opens with an introduction asking 'What is Indian art?' This is followed by a series of chapters showing how the functions and purposes of each object reflect its cultural context and determine the choice of image. -- Dust Jacket.

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