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Art of India

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5,000 Designs and Motifs from India
by Ajit Mookerjee (Editor)
Listed under Oriental Clip Art

The Ajanta Caves : Artistic Wonder of Ancient Buddhist India
Benoy K. Behl, et al
Hardcover - 256 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810919834

Agile Hands and Creative Minds: A Bibliography of Textile traditions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka
by Donald Clay Johnson 
Listed under Textile Arts

Animals in Four Worlds : Sculptures from India
Stella Snead, et al
Hardcover / Published 1989

The Art and Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent (Pelican History of Art)
by J. C. Harle
Paperback - 601 pages 2 edition
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300062176

Art and Nationalism in Colonial India : Occidental Orientations
by Partha Mitter
Partha Mitter tells the story of Indian art during the Raj, set against the interplay of colonialism and nationalism. The work addresses the tensions and contradictions that attended the advent of European naturalism in India, and traces the artistic evolution from unquestioning westernisation to the construction of Hindu national identity. Through a wide range of literary and pictorial sources, the author balances the study of colonial cultural institutions with the ideologies of the nationalist movements which followed.
Hardcover - 475 pages
Cambridge Univ Pr (Short); ISBN: 0521443547

Architecture and Art of Southern India : Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750
by George Michell, Gordon Johnson, C. A. Bayly, John F. Richards
Hardcover from Cambridge University Press
Architecture and Art of the Deccan Sultanates
(New Cambridge History of India, I, 8)
George Michell, Mark Zebrowski

Art of Ancient India: Buddhist, Hindu, Jain
by Susan L. Huntington, John C. Huntington
Hardcover from Weatherhill

The Art of India
Nigel Cawthorne
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Art of India from the Williams College Museum of Art
Christopher Noey, Janet Temos (Contributor)

Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu (Living Traditions of India)
Nanditha Krishna, V. K. Rajamani (Photographer)
Hardcover / Published 1992

Arts of India 1550-1900
Deborah Swallow (Editor), John Guy (Editor)
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The Arts of India : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
by Joseph M., III Dye, Michael Brand

Art of Ancient India : Buddhist, Hindu, Jain
by Susan L. Huntington
(Hardcover - September 1985)

The Art of Mehndi
by Sumita Batra, Liz Wilde (Contributor), Sumitra Batra
Listed under Mehndi

Because of love : my life and art with Meher Baba
Rano Gayley
Book Description:
Memior covering Rano's art under the direction of Meher Baba. The intriguing and enigmatic Ten Circles Chart is the focal point of this memior by one of Meher Baba's early Western disciples. Fully illustrated in color and black and white. 

Bridal Durries of India
Ann Shankar, Jenny Housego (Contributor)
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club; (November )

Cooking for the Gods : The Art of Home Ritual in Bengal
Pika Ghosh (Editor), et al
Listed under Indian Cooking

Crafts of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh
Jaya Jaitly (Editor), Kamal Sahai (Photographer)
Hardcover / Published 1990

Crafts of West Bengal (Living Traditions of India)
Prabhas Sen, et al
Hardcover / Published 1992

The Dance of Siva : Essays on Indian Art and Culture
by Ananda Coomaraswamy
Paperback - 139 pages (May 1985)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486248178

Early Mughal Painting
Milo Cleveland Beach
Hardcover / Published 1987

Embroidery from India and Pakistan (Fabric Folios)
by Sheila Paine
Listed under Embroidery

Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema
Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willeman
Listed under Indian Cinema

The Erotic Sentiment : In the Paintings of India and Nepal
by Nik Douglas, Penny Slinger
Listed under Erotic Art

Folk Designs and Motifs from India (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by R. M. Lehri
Listed under Oriental Clip Art

From Merchants to Emperors : British Artists and India, 1757-1930
by Pratapaditya Pal, Vidya Dehejia (Photographer)
Hardcover - 231 pages Reprint edition (January 1987)
Cornell Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801493862

Firuzabad : Palace City of the Deccan (Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 8)
George Michell(Contributor), Richard M. Eaton
Hardcover / Published 1992

From the Ocean of Painting : India's Popular Paintings 1589 to the Present
Barbara Rossi, et al

From the Ocean of Painting : India's Popular Paintings, A.D. 1589 to the Present
Barbara Rossi, et al

Gifts of Earth: Terracottas & Clay Sculptures of India
Stephen P. Huyler

Himalayas : An Aesthetic Adventure
Himalayas : An Aesthetic Adventure
by Pratapaditya Pal
Paperback from University of California Press
Hindu Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Hindu Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by George Michell
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
Hinduism and the Religious Arts (Religion and the Arts Series.)
Heather Elgood

Imaging Sound : An Ethnomusicological Study of Music, Art, and Culture in Mughal India (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)
Bonnie C. Wade

India : Art and Culture 1300-1900
Stuart Cary Welch

Indian Art A&I
by Vidya Dehejia
This book is a worthy addition to Phaidon's excellent Art and Ideas series, which provides overviews of the major art traditions of the world. India is vast (the size of Europe); the birthplace of great religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism; and the home of sophisticated civilizations dating back more than 4,000 years. These factors combine to give India one of the longest and most complex art traditions of the world--and one of the hardest to make accessible to the general reader. 

Vidya Dehejia, curator of Indian art at the Smithsonian Institution, is up to the task. She sets the scene with an invaluable chapter explaining ancient Indian theories of art and aesthetics, including the responsibilities of the viewer. Most important is the realization that "the consistent fabric of Indian life was never rent by the Western dichotomy between religious belief and worldly practice"--hence the easy coexistence in India of extreme religious asceticism and the overt eroticism that pervades temples like Khajuraho and Patan. The book proceeds in a grand sweep, from the ancient cities of the Indus valley, the development of Buddhist art (which by the 12th century had faded away in the land of its birth), the glorious paintings of Ajanta, the luxury of Mughal art and architecture, art of the British Raj, to today's artistic ferment. Clear and well-written, with nearly 300 well-chosen color illustrations, this is an extremely useful introduction to India's vast artistic wealth. --John Stevenson -
Paperback from Phaidon Press Inc.

India and the Mughal Dynasty (Discoveries Series)
Valerie Berinstain

Indian Art : A Concise History (World of Art)
Roy C. Craven (Introduction)

George Chinnery : 1774-1852 : Artist of India and the China Coast
by Patrick Conner
Hardcover - 320 pages (July 1993)
Antique Collectors Club; ISBN: 1851491600

Hindu Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by George Michell
The art of Hinduism constitutes one of the world's great traditions, as alive today as when the first images of Hindu gods were fashioned out of stone more than two thousand years ago. George Michell's invaluable survey looks at the entire period, covering shrines consecrated to Hindu cults as well as works of art that portray Hindu divinities, semidivine personalities, and mythological narratives.
Paperback - 224 pages (October 30, )
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500203377

The Hindu Temple : An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms
by George Michell
Paperback - 192 pages Reprint edition (November 1988)
Univ of Chicago Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0226532305

Image & Imagination : Five Contemporary Artists in India
by Jut Sen (Illustrator)
Hardcover - 176 pages (March )
Antique Collectors Club; ISBN: 818582231X

Kalighat Painting : Images from a Changing World
Jyotindra Jain

The Kama Sutra Illuminated: Erotic Art of India
by Andrea Marion Pinkney

Lives of Indian Images
by Richard H. Davis
Hardcover - 304 pages (April )
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 069102622X

Mughal Masters, Further Studies
by Asok Kumar Das

The Moonlight Garden: New Discoveries at the Taj Mahal
by Elizabeth B. Moynihan
Listed under Taj Mahal

My Search - My Evolution
Laxman Pai

Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization (Bollingen Series, 6)
by Heinrich Zimmer, Joseph Campbell (Editor)
Paperback - 248 pages (November 1992)
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691017786

Orissa Revisited
by Pratapaditya Pal (Editor), Marg Publications
Book Description The artistic traditions of Orissa are among the oldest and richest in the subcontinent. Recent archaeological fieldwork has revealed several sites from the Stone Age to the Early Historic period. The history of Buddhism in the region goes back to the time of Emperor Ashoka (3rd century BCE) with a continuous art heritage up to the 13th century. Apart from sculpture and rockcut caves, Orissa developed a distinguished tradition of temple architecture. The Orissan genius has also been manifest in painting, crafts, and dance, including the varied tribal cultural expressions. 

Despite such extraordinary achievements, no single volume provides an overview of the diverse contributions of generations of Orissan artists. As the accompanying table of contents demonstrates, this book is wide-ranging in scope, covering all periods and many forms of art. Apart from emphasizing the past, the essays focus on present artistic activities, traditional as well as the modern.
Hardcover: 180 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 13.20 x 9.82
Marg Publications; ISBN: 8185026513; 1 edition (July 1, )

Paisleys and Other Textile Designs from India (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by K. Prakash
Listed under Oriental Clip Art

Patrons and Philistines : Arts and the State in British India, 1773-1947
by Pushpa Sundar (Editor)
Hardcover - 294 pages
Oxford Univ Press; ISBN: 0195636937

Ritual Art of India
by Ajit Mookerjee
A stunning guide to the spiritual power of Indian art, this volume features over 100 color photographs. Ajit Mookerjee, the author of numerous books on Indian art and religion, reveals the inward-seeking quality of the relationship with the divine that exemplifies Indian ritual art.
Paperback - 176 pages
Inner Traditions Intl Ltd; ISBN: 0892817216

The Sculpture of Early Medieval Rajasthan
(Studies in Asian Art and Archaeology, Vol 21)
by C. Peckert Atherton, Cynthia Packert Atherton
Hardcover Vol 21 (March )
Brill Academic Publishers; ISBN: 9004107894
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Taj Mahal
by Jean-Louis Nou (Photographer), et al
Listed under Taj Mahal

Traditional Stencil Designs from India (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Pradumna Tana, Rosalba Tana, Pradumna Tan
Listed under Oriental Clip Art

Vaastu: The Indian Art of Placement
by Rohit Arya
Paperback from Destiny Books
Woven Cargoes : Indian Textiles in the East
by John Guy

Brush of the Masters : Drawings from Iran and India
Esin Atil
Paperback / Published 1978 
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Gods, Guardians, and Lovers: Temple Sculptures from North India A. D. 700-1200
Vishakha N. Desai(Editor), Darielle Mason (Editor)
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In the Footsteps of the Buddha: An Iconic Journey from India to China
Rajeshwari Ghose
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Hindu India : From Khajuraho to the Temple City of Madurai (Taschen's World Architecture)
Henri Stierlin, et al
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Indian Contemporary Painting
Neville Tuli
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The Making of a New 'Indian' Art : Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal, C1850-1920
(Cambridge South Asian Studies, No 52)
by Tapati Guha-Thakurta
Hardcover - 352 pages (August 1992)
Cambridge Univ Pr (Short); ISBN: 0521392470
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India Modern : Traditional Forms and Contemporary Design
Herbert J.M. Ypma
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Terracotta Art of Bengal
Hardcover (April 1982)
Humanities Pr; ISBN: 0391026666
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The Vision of Kings : Art and Experience in India
by Michael Brand
Paperback - 169 pages
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500974381
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