「Style Inspiration」 A history of the art and civilization of India includes discussions of sculpture, jewelry, painting, and illustrated manuscripts
Welch, a special consultant for the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Islamic Art, organized the Met's Festival of India exhibit, for which this splendid volume serves as the catalog. India is divided into five sections: "The Great Tradition," "Tribe and Village," "The Muslim Courts," "The Rajput World," and "The British Period"; almost half the exhibition relates to the Islamic tradition in India. Writing in a clear and redable style, Welch provides the cultural and historic context for the more than 300 art objects he discusses in detail. His text is complemented by numerous excellent illustrations, most in color; many of the works are previously unknown. Essential for any collection in Islamic or Indian art; general collections will also want to consider this lavish and informative volume. Donald Clay Johnson, Coll. of William & Mary Lib., Williamsburg, Va. Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
A must-haves coffee table book for the Indian culture fanatic or art buff!