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Mughal Inlay Art

by: R. Nath

The book studies 'INLAY' art as it developed in Mughal Architecture indigenously, from Humayan to Shah Jehan (c. 1535 to 1658 AD), landmark examples of which have been illustrated. Mughal inlay is architectural, ....read below

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The book studies 'INLAY' art as it developed in Mughal Architecture indigenously, from Humayan to Shah Jehan (c. 1535 to 1658 AD), landmark examples of which have been illustrated. Mughal inlay is architectural, and it is a misnomer to brand it: 'pietra-dura' which was a florentine picture-art used on wooden furniture.

'Orpheus Plaques' which led the colonial historians to trace origin of Mughal inlay to Florence, were imported ready-made and there is no other example of Florentine, pietra-dura. Inlay is the most distinctive characteristic of Mughal Architecture and study of its growth and development, to the elegance of the Taj dados, the chef d'oeu-vre of Indian art, is historically as enlightening, as interesting it is artistically.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124602614
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124602611
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2004
  • Pages : 116 p.
  • Bibliographic Details : 64 B/w photographs; 16 Coloured photos
  • Size : 22 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 100 gm

Preface
Abbreviations
List of Illustrations

1. The "Orpheus Plaques" and the Florentine "Pietra-dura" Controversy

The Orpheus Plaques of Red Fort Delhi
Their Material, Ground and Motifs
Technique of Inlay and Mosaic
'Orpheus Plaques' were Imported Ready-made

2. Evolution on Inlay Art in Mughal Architecture
Appendix

Mughal Forms: Exotic or Indigenous

Index

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