Architecture and Art of Southern India: Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750
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original and much needed reassessment, evaluating buildings, sculptures and paintings, illustrated by many previously unpublished photographs.
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