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Indian Art in Detail [Hardcover]

A. L. Dallapiccola
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20 Aug 2007 Art in Detail
Ideal as a spur to creative inspiration or an introduction to a museum or gallery visit, this beautiful book offers a striking and unusual view of the wide array of Indian art. The book highlights in close-up and gorgeous colour the most breathtaking aspects of workmanship, materials and design found in stunning sculptures in metal, ivory and wood as well as paintings and textiles. The book is arranged thematically, opening with an introduction asking What is Indian art? The chapters that follow place the objects and designs into their cultural context. Each of the intriguing and beautiful artworks is then explored further with amazing close-up views, allowing the reader insight even closer than a behind-the-scenes museum tour. By showing the complete artwork alongside a detail, the author provides a fresh view of each object which often allows for intriguing comparisons between seemingly unrelated objects and media. The selection of details evokes the hand and eye of the most accomplished Indian craftsmen, past and present.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press (20 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714124435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714124438
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 21.5 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 524,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

A. L. Dallapiccola is Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and makes regular research visits to India. She is the author of Indian Love Poetry, Hindu Visions of the Sacred and Hindu Myths, as well as a Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend. She is currently preparing a catalogue of the South Indian paintings in the British Museum.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inside the book. 9 Sep 2010
I bought this book for the images of Indian Artwork as a GCSE resource and was not disappointed. There are many large and colourful images of paintings, carvings and figures as well as some closer images of detailed areas of the art. The text was 'to the point' and compared to some other books I have looked at, there was not excessive background text which would have been unnecessary for me as I was more interested in the imagery. There is still however, good informative reading material within the book and I would recommend it to others.
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