INDIAN BRONZE MASTERPIECES-The Great Tradition

Indian Bronze Masterpieces
Photographs : Karl J. Khandalavala
(Specially published for the festival of India)
Format : 320 x 270 mm
Pages : 180
Illustrations : 140 colour, 35 b/w
Binding : Hard Bound with Jacket
ISBN : 81-7107-011-6
Rights available : All Except Russian


The great tradition of Indian bronze sculpture stretches back into pre-history to the Indus Valley civilization. In the hands of the Indian artist, bronze was a very moving medium, capable of many expressions. For the first time a single volume brings together masterpieces drawn from different areas and schools through the centuries, showing the astonishing range and versatility of this tradition.

Ten eminent authors, each an authority in his field, unfold the glory of the Indian bronze tradition through different periods from 2500 BC to the seventeenth century AD. An overview is provided in the introduction by Karl Khandalavala, eminent art historian and scholar. The photographs, many specially commissioned for the book, include hitherto-unpublished examples from Museums and temples. One reviewer has described the book as “a quantal leap in Indian publishing”.

Meant for the connoisseur and the lay reader alike, this book is sure to enhance appreciation of this magnificent heritage.

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