Sultans of Deccan India 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy

By: Navina Najat Haidar & Marika Sardar

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In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Deccan plateau of south-central India was home to a series of important, highly cultured Muslim kingdoms and was a nexus of international trade. Invigorated by cultural connections to Iran, Turkey, East Africa, and Europe, Deccani art is celebrated for its unmistakable, otherworldly character: in painting, a poetic lyricism; in architecture, a somber grandeur; and in the decorative arts, lively creations in inlaid metalwork and dyed textiles. This beautifully illustrated catalogue, which includes extraordinary new site photographs and lush landscape images, along with discussions of 200 of the finest Deccani works, creates the most comprehensive examination to date of this fascinating and remote world. The text not only discusses paintings, drawings, textiles, arms, manuscripts, and other decorative arts from this rich culture, but also explores the history, architecture, literature, and music of the period. Essays by prominent international authors, supplemented by informative maps, illustrated appendices, and select primary sources, make this pioneering book a key resource on the subject.Printed Pages: 379 with Colour illustrations.

Title: Sultans of Deccan India 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy

Author Name: Navina Najat Haidar & Marika Sardar

Categories: India, Art, Art History and Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Manohar Publications: 2015

ISBN: 0300211104

ISBN 13: 9780300211108

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 25 x 29 Cm

Seller ID: 102802

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