Architecture and Art of Southern India: Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 17, 1995 - Architecture - 302 pages
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George Michell considers the artistic heritage of the architecture, sculpture and painting of the Vijayanagara empire and the successor states. The period, encompassing some four hundred years, was endowed with an abundance of religious and royal monuments, which remain as testimonies to the history and ideology behind their evolution. In a previously neglected area of art history, the author presents an original and much needed reassessment, evaluating buildings, sculptures and paintings, illustrated by many previously unpublished photographs.
  

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Contents

Historical framework
7
the Kannada
25
the Tamil zone
73
Palace architecture
121
Sculpture 15 5
149
Painting
220
Conclusion
271
Bibliographical essay
278
Index
295
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About the author (1995)

George Michell is the author of "Architecture of the Islamic World, Brick Temples of Bengal," and "The Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India," Volume I. A native of Australia, he earned a Ph.D. in Indian archeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London.