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From Ajanta to Yantra, with over 1300 entries on painting, drawing, prints sculpture, galleries and institutions, including more than 300 colour illustrations, Dictionary of Indian Art & Artists presents a comprehensive picture of the world of art in India. The first book to focus exclusively on the evolution and context of Indian art, it provides a roadmap for the artist, student, art-professional and art-lover to discover or gain advance knowledge on movements, monuments and institutions that represent the creative force of Indian art.
Utilizing extensive cross referencing, links are made between artists, concepts, techniques and various schools of art. At least 600 entries on artists and institutions and more than 400 entries that focus on techniques and styles, including the western that have been adapted to suit contemporary Indian perspective.
About the Author Pratima Sheth is a well known artist based in Mumbai, whose works have been displayed at many leading galleries in India and abroad.
" a useful guide for art students, professionals, writers, art lovers and collectors." —The Hindu