Museums of India (Odyssey Illustrated Guide to)

By: Punja, Shobita

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Unread, unmarked. For anyone planning to study the art of one of the world's most impressive and influential civilizations, this book is an attractively illustrated and comprehensive guide to the legacy of the Museums of India. Contained within are descriptions of India's major institutions and a reference list of the names of figures of Indian art, as well as a chronological list of artistic periods and the museums useful in their study. There are 33 museums listed, including The National Museum, The National Gallery of Modern Art, and The Gandhi Memorial Museum at Raj Ghat (all in New Delhi), The Archaeological Museum, Old Goa, The Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh Museum in Jaipur, and The Indian Museum, The Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art, and The Victoria Memorial Museum (all in Calcutta). There is also an introduction which includes an appreciation of Indian Art and a history of Indian Museums, as well as a cultural history section explaining the beginnings in the Indus Valley, the Iron Age and evolution on Vedic literature, the birth and spread of Buddhism, the Rise of Empires and the Age of Experimentation, Hindu Art and the Introduction of Islam, and in the last five-hundred years, the Mughal Empire, Colonial Rule, and Independence. This colorful and informative guide has a number of rather remarkable virtues. First it is intelligently planned and written. Think you might need some help in understanding what you see when you get there? After descriptions of India's major institutions there is a useful reference list containing the names of figures most likely to be encountered in Indian art. You already know what you want to see and only need help in where to see it. At the end of the book there is a chronological list of artistic periods with the names of the museums most likely to be useful in their study. • An attractively illustrates and comprehensive guide to the fabulous legacy of the museums of India • This is a first rate book for anyone planning a trip to study the art of what is probably one of the world's most impressive and influential civilizations • Information concerning the cultural history of India which includes the Iron Age, the birth and spread of Buddhism, and the rise of the empires • Over 100 superb photographs covering most aspects of Indian art; 308 pages

Title: Museums of India (Odyssey Illustrated Guide to)

Author Name: Punja, Shobita

Categories: Indian Subcontinent, Museum Studies & Guides, Indian Subcontinent, India, Travel,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Hong Hong, Local Colour: 1998

ISBN: 9622173853

ISBN 13: 9789622173859

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 5 1/2" x 8"

Seller ID: 1011

Keywords: Indian Art Buddhist Paintings Sculptures Miniature Hindu Art Gandhi New Delhi Goa Calcutta,