Hindu Art and Architecture

The art of Hinduism constitutes one of the world's greatest traditions. This volume examines the entire period, covering shrines consecrated to Hindu cults and works of art portraying Hindu divinities and semi-divine personalities.

Author: George Michell

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ISBN: 0500203377

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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The art of Hinduism constitutes one of the world's greatest traditions. This volume examines the entire period, covering shrines consecrated to Hindu cults and works of art portraying Hindu divinities and semi-divine personalities.

Hindu Art

Hindu Art offers a key to this mystery. A splendid, richly illustrated introduction, the book opens to readers the manifold glories of the religious art of the Indian subcontinent.

Author: T. Richard Blurton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674391896

Category: Art

Page: 239

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From the linga of Shiva to ritual lamps, from a Vishnu temple to a heap of stones streaked with sacred vermilion, from illustrations of the epic adventures of Rama to a terracotta goddess figurine, the art Hinduism has inspired over the centuries is as rich and various as the religion itself - and, for most Westerners, as unknown. Hindu Art offers a key to this mystery. A splendid, richly illustrated introduction, the book opens to readers the manifold glories of the religious art of the Indian subcontinent. The narratives that Hindu artists illustrate, the gods they depict, and the forms they observe are the products of thousands of years of tradition and development. In a survey that stretches back to prehistory, T. Richard Blurton discusses religious, cultural and historical influences that figure in Hindu art, as well as those that Hinduism shares with Buddhism and Jainism. Tracing the development of Hindu art, he shows how it has come to embrace the widely varying styles of regions from Nepal to Afghanistan, from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh. Against this historical background, Blurton considers the use of images from the three major cults of Hinduism - the worship of Shiva, Vishnu and the Great Goddess - in painting, sculpture and temple architecture. As fascinating as it is informative, Hindu Art offers invaluable insight into one of the world's great and ancient cultures. It will prove an indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in the art of India.

Elements of Indian Art

The Work Studies Basic Principles Of Ancient Indian Art And Architecture.

Author: Swarajya Prakash Gupta

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ISBN: UOM:39015061147784

Category: Architecture

Page: 196

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The Work Studies Basic Principles Of Ancient Indian Art And Architecture. It Deals With Hindu Thinking And Practice Of Art Including The Hindu View Of Godhead, Iconography And Iconometry And Symbols And Symbolism In Hindu Art. It Surveys Indian Art And Temple Architecture From The Ancient Times And Makes Comparative Studies Of Religious Art In India.

Hindu Religious Art and Architecture

Study of the impact of Vaishnavism on the art and architecture of medieval Bengal; with special reference to the Hindu temples in Nadia District.

Author: Sankar Prosad Ghosh

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ISBN: UOM:39015025347777

Category: Architecture

Page: 147

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Study of the impact of Vaishnavism on the art and architecture of medieval Bengal; with special reference to the Hindu temples in Nadia District.

The Hindu Temple

A reprint with a new preface of the Harper edition (1977) of Michell's standard introduction.

Author: George Michell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226532305

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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A reprint with a new preface of the Harper edition (1977) of Michell's standard introduction. He explains the cultural, religious, and architectural significance of the temple, illustrating his points with many photographs, building plans, and drawings of architectural details. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Art and Architecture of India

After describing the artistic heritage of the ancient cities of Harappā and Mohenjo-Daro, Dr. Rowland traces the artistic story of the civilizations that followed through fifty centuries.

Author: Benjamin Rowland

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: UOM:49015000957036

Category: Art

Page: 512

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After describing the artistic heritage of the ancient cities of Harappā and Mohenjo-Daro, Dr. Rowland traces the artistic story of the civilizations that followed through fifty centuries. He pays special attention to the influence of religion on the history of architecture, sculpture, and painting in India and the surrounding countries from their prehistoric beginnings until the introduction of European influences in recent centuries. -- From publisher's description.

The Art and Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent

Thirty years' research and first-hand knowledge of the area have enabled the author to trace the cultural contacts which have contributed to the rich mosaic of sculpture, temples, mosques, and painting that have gone towards the creation of ...

Author: James C. Harle

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300062176

Category: Art

Page: 601

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Thirty years' research and first-hand knowledge of the area have enabled the author to trace the cultural contacts which have contributed to the rich mosaic of sculpture, temples, mosques, and painting that have gone towards the creation of one of the great civilizations of the world.

Essays on Indian Art and Architecture

Contents: Introduction, Studies in Indian Architecture, Fort Architecture in Ancient and Medieval India, Art and Architecture: Northern India, Art and Architecture: South India, The Aspect and Orientation in Hindu Architecture, Kalinga ...

Author: Raj Kumar

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171417159

Category: Architecture

Page: 262

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Contents: Introduction, Studies in Indian Architecture, Fort Architecture in Ancient and Medieval India, Art and Architecture: Northern India, Art and Architecture: South India, The Aspect and Orientation in Hindu Architecture, Kalinga Style of Architecture, Symbolism of the Dome, Art and Architecture, Muslim Architecture in India, A Plea for Indian Architecture.

Elements of Indian Art

The Work Studies Basic Principles Of Ancient Indian Art And Architecture.

Author: Swarajya Prakash Gupta

Publisher:

ISBN: 812460214X

Category: Architecture

Page: 196

View: 230

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The Work Studies Basic Principles Of Ancient Indian Art And Architecture. It Deals With Hindu Thinking And Practice Of Art Including The Hindu View Of Godhead, Iconography And Iconometry And Symbols And Symbolism In Hindu Art. It Surveys Indian Art And Temple Architecture From The Ancient Times And Makes Comparative Studies Of Religious Art In India.

The Art of Ancient India

An outstanding portrayal of ancient Indiaês highest intellectual and technical achievements, this volume is written for many audiences: scholars, for whom it provides an up-to-date background against which to examine their own areas of ...

Author: Susan L. Huntington

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 9788120836174

Category: Art

Page: 786

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To scholars in the field, the need for an up-to-date overview of the art of South Asia has been apparent for decades. Although many regional and dynastic genres of Indic art are fairly well understood, the broad, overall representation of India's centuries of splendor has been lacking. The Art of Ancient India is the result of the author's aim to provide such a synthesis. Noted expert Sherman E. Lee has commented: –Not since Coomaraswamyês History of Indian and Indonesian Art (1927) has there been a survey of such completeness.” Indeed, this work restudies and reevaluates every frontier of ancient Indic art _ from its prehistoric roots up to the period of Muslim rule, from the Himalayan north to the tropical south, and from the earliest extant writing through the most modern scholarship on the subject. This dynamic survey-generously complemented with 775 illustrations, including 48 in full color and numerous architectural ground plans, and detailed maps and fine drawings, and further enhanced by its guide to Sanskrit, copious notes, extensive bibliography, and glossary of South Asian art terms-is the most comprehensive and most fully illustrated study of South Asian art available. The works and monuments included in this volume have been selected not only for their artistic merit but also in order to both provide general coverage and include transitional works that furnish the key to an all encompassing view of the art. An outstanding portrayal of ancient Indiaês highest intellectual and technical achievements, this volume is written for many audiences: scholars, for whom it provides an up-to-date background against which to examine their own areas of study; teachers and students of college level, for whom it supplies a complete summary of and a resource for their own deeper investigations into Indic art; and curious readers, for whom it gives a broad-based introduction to this fascinating area of world art.

Indian Architecture Buddhist and Hindu Period

It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on architecture.

Author: Percy Brown

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447498575

Category: Architecture

Page: 438

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Few countries possess a richer architectural heritage than India, a country whose buildings are rooted in history, culture, and religion. As a results of India's global discourse with other regions around the world, there have been many influences that have been assimilated into its architecture, producing unique, varied and lively results. This fantastic volume walks the reader through India's history, both architecturally and culturally, exploring its different styles of buildings and providing interesting insights into their origin and evolution. “Indian Architecture” is highly recommended for those with an interest in architecture and Indian history alike. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on architecture.