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Title:
Indian art & culture
Author:
Bingham, Jane.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Raintree, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
56 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Architecture -- Wall painting and decoration -- Stone carving -- Metalwork and jewelry -- Painting -- Textiles -- Ceramics -- Wood carving -- Music -- Dance, theater, and film -- Stories and writing -- Crafts -- Cross-currents.
ISBN:
9780739866078
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

What is a Mughal miniature? Who built the Taj Mahal and why? What gives the sitar its distinct sound? Arts and crafts offer a window into Indian culture, reflecting its history, technology, beliefs, and every-day life. Every piece of Indian art tells us something about the environment and the culture it was developed in, so that we can see how and why people make their art.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Each of these stunningly illustrated books deals with a variety of art forms from different regions of the world. They begin with a brief outline of the area's history, followed by chapters on different art forms. African Art has sections on architecture, body art, metalwork, baskets, and musical instruments, among others. Indian Art has similar topics, but also includes dance, theater, film, and stories. Mexican Art includes fiestas and death and burial traditions, along with the more expected visual arts. The texts not only describe the art forms and how they are created, but also explain the role that art plays in the cultures. Information boxes give further detail on relevant topics. Each book has an extensive glossary and a serviceable list of further resources. Every page includes interesting and vivid color photographs of the different art forms and of artists at work. These titles are well worth purchasing for the illustrations alone. Books in the "Art Around the World" series (Lerner) do not have the variety of topics or the depth of coverage.-Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Architecture
Wall painting and decoration
Stone carving
Metalwork and jewelry
Painting
Textiles
Ceramics
Wood carving
Music
Dance, theater, and film
Stories and writing
Crafts
Cross-currents