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DetailsA beautiful reference book that explores Indian Art through 5000 years, collected from museums, galleries and private collections worldwide. Exquisite packaging - the book is placed within a handcrafted box with a magnetic flap. 5000 Years of Indian Art demystifies the story of Indian art spread over the millennia. This visually stunning book offers a panoramic view of Indian art from pre-historic times to the contemporary period. The absorbing narrative links different predominant artistic genres (like prehistoric art, ancient Indian art of Vedic and Buddhist traditions, temple art, Mughal miniature painting, colonial art, modern Indian art, and contemporary art) that were prevalent in different eras, instead of following formally demarcated historical periods.The illustrated tale encompasses the entire gamut from the earliest primitive markings on stones, caves, and frescoes to exquisite paintings, sculptures, modern photography, finely crafted artifacts, media-inspired work, popular installations, and other forms of contemporary art. The book displays around 200 select masterpieces of art from museums, galleries, and private collections around India and the world. The history of Indian art is as old as the civilization itself and every major period of history has given it newer modes of expression. This book successfully captures all the myriad influences that have enriched Indian art over the years.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sushma K. Bahl, author of 5000 Years? of Indian Art, in English and Chinese editions, besides other books, and former Head, Arts & Culture, British Council India; is an independent arts adviser, writer and curator based in Delhi. She worked on the festivals of India in the UK in 1982 and South Korea in 2005. She was the Guest Director for XI Triennale-India 2005, Project Consultant for Bharat Rang Mahotsav X11, and Jury Member for the 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh both in 2010, curator of India- ASEAN Artists Residency & Exhibition 2012 and Yoga Chakra art exhibition in 2015. Since 2013, she has been leading on Forms of Devotion art exhibition project for the Museum of Sacred Art in Belgium, held at the China Art Museum in Shanghai following its launch in Delhi and Bangkok.She is currently writing and editing a couple of other books on arts and crafts of India. Recipient of British honour MBE- Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire- for her contribution to India-UK cultural collaborative work, and the IHC Art India Award for her curation of Ways of Seeing art exhibition; Sushma is a member of the Paris based International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and a trustee/advisory committee member of Abhyas Trust and Kala Sakshi Trust, both in Delhi, Arts Acre Foundation in Kolkata, Harjai Global Gurukul in Mumbai, Kerala Museum in Kochi and Florence Biennale in Italy.
SKU Code ROL B 297 Weight in Kg 3.0800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788174368539 Author Name SUSHMA BAHI Publisher Name Roli Books - Lustre Imprint