The Art and Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent

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Yale University Press, 1994 - Architecture - 601 pages
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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.
 

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In preparing this volume intended as an updating of Benjamin Rowland's 1953 The Art and Architecture of India , in the same series, Harle has changed the orientation from Indian art in Southeast Asia ... Read full review

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Wonderful source for obscure beautiful temples and sculptures. Great resource for
exploring art of the sub-continent! I used it to get names of sites to visit and was never disappointed --- 13 India visits of exploration.

Contents

Preface
9
Guide to Pronunciation
11
Maps
12
EARLY INDIAN
15
Early Monuments and Sculpture
17
Early RockCut Architecture
43
Mathura
59
The Art of Gandhara
71
SOUTH INDIA 19 Introduction
269
The Pallavas
271
The Early Cola Period
292
The Later Cola Period
311
Vijayanagara
328
Kerala
342
Mural Painting and the Beginnings of Miniature Painting
355
Mughal Painting
372

THE GUPTA PERIOD 5 Introduction
87
Mathura
101
Sarnath Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
105
Temples and Sculpture
111
The Later or Mahayana Caves at Ajanta
118
THE POSTGUPTA PERIOD 10 Later RockCut Temples
123
Western India and Madhya Pradesh
136
Orissa
158
The Deccan MeetingPlace of North and South
166
Kashmir
189
Eastern India and Bangladesh
199
THE LATER HINDU PERIOD
218
Western India Malwa and Madhya Pradesh
219
Orissa
245
The Deccan
254
Painting in Rajasthan Malwa and Central India
384
Deccani Painting
400
PaharT Painting
407
1nDo1sLam1c arch1tecture 30 The Delhi Sultanate
421
The Provincial Styles
429
The Deccan
433
The Mughal Period
437
SRI LANKA 34 Buddhism Preserved
445
NEPAL 35 A National Syncretism
467
Notes
489
Bibliography
537
Additional Bibliography 1994
563
List of Illustrations
567
Index
577
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