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Indian Art History

Changing Perspectives
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About This Book
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124605974
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124605971
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2011
  • Pages : x, 280 p.
  • Size : 29
  • Weight (approx.) : 1325
  • Bibliographic Details : 71 b/w photographs

Acknowledgements 
1. Introduction -- A History of Art History: The Indian Context 

-- Parul Pandya Dhar

Art and the Interpretation of India's Past
Establishing Art Historical Constructs in Colonial India
The Search for Origins' and 'Meaning
Image, Text, and the Living Tradition
Art and Society
Studies in Indian Temple Architecture
Studies in Indian Painting and Sculpture
Archaeology, History, and Art History
Endnotes and Bibliography 

2. The Discipline of Art History: Its Multidimensional Nature 

-- Kapila Vatsyayan

Endnotes and Bibliography 

3. Archaeologists and Architectural Scholars in Nineteenth Century India 

-- Upinder Singh

Cunningham's Writings on Art and Architecture
The Bhilsa Topes (1854)
The Stupa of Bharhut (1879)
Mahabodhi (1892) and the Debate on the Arch
The Archaeologists versus Architecturalists
Endnotes and Bibliography 

4. Rajendralala Mitra and the Formative Years of Indian Art History 

-- Gautam Sengupta

Bibliography 

5. Stella Kramrisch's Approach to Indian Art History

-- Ratan Parimoo

Georg W. F. Hegel
Schnaase
Susan Langer on Hildebrand
Alois Riegl
Heinrich Wolfflin
Max Dvorak
Josef Strzygowski
Studies in Indian Sculpture: post-1950s
Endnotes and Bibliography 

6. Early Indian Artists (c. 300 BCE - 200 CE) 

-- S. Settar

Artists of the Mauryan Period
Artists of the Post-Mauryan Period
Endnotes and Bibliography 

7. Ancient Indian Artists: Organizations in Lieu of Guilds

-- R.N. Misra

Artists' Organizations
Collectives and Groupings
Endnotes and Bibliography 

8. Gender in Early Indian Art: Tradition, Methodology, and Problematic 

-- Seema Bawa

Historiography of Gender and Art in Ancient India
Study of Gender in Early Indian Art
Terminology
Methodology
Case Study 1: Yavamadhyaka Jataka ? Bharhut
Case Study 2: The Subjugation of Nalagiri ? Amaravati
Endnotes and Bibliography 

9. Disquisitions on the Paintings of Ajanta  

-- Mandira Sharma

Early Accounts
John Griffiths
Lady Herringham
Ghulam Yazdani
A. Ghosh
Ingrid Aall
M.N. Deshpande
B.B. Lal
M.K. Dhavalikar
Ratan Parimoo
Dieter Schlingloff
Monika Zin
Walter Spink
Endnotes and Bibliography 

10. Understanding 'Jaina Art' of Karnataka: Shifting Perspectives 

-- Parul Pandya Dhar

Shravana Belgola
Image and Iconography
The Pan-Indian Context
Image and Iconography
Stylistic Analysis
Extending the Object-domain
Digambara Jaina Paintings of Karnataka
Recent Trends
Endnotes and Bibliography

11. Approaches to Historic Indian and Indo?Tibetan Sculpture

   -- Christian Luczanits

Example
Foundation for Art Historical Research
Expansion of Research Base
Prevalent Conceptual Models
Application of Research Methods
South Asian Contribution
Conclusion
Endnotes and Bibliography 

12. Rethinking the Historiography of Imperial Mughal Painting and its Encounters with Europe.

-- Ursula Weekes

Endnotes and Bibliography 

13. Text and Context: Harappan Art in Archaeological Perspective 

-- M.K. Dhavalikar

Archaeological Method and Theory
Post-Processual Movement
Social Archaeology
Systems Theory
Hermeneutic Approach and Middle Range Theory
Ethno-archaeology
Cognitive Archaeology
Contextual Archaeology
Bibliography

14. Questioning Art History: Locating Religious Identities 

-- Himanshu Prabha Ray

Defining the Field
The Changing Sacred Landscape
The Asian Milieu
Emerging Trends
Endnotes and Bibliography 

15. Photo Essay: Photographs from the Fort of Agra during British Occupation in 1857 and Photographs from the Fort of Delhi during the Coronation Durbar of 1903

-- Joachim K. Bautze

The Views of Agra
The Views of Delhi

Endnotes and Bibliography 
Images 
Contributors

 

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