Baltimore: Penguin. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1967. Hardcover. xxii, 314 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding in very good dustjacket with edgewear along spine top in original slipcasewith rubbing at edges. Quite a nice example of this important reference work on South Asian art. After describing the artistic heritage of the recently discovered ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, the author recounts the story of the civilizations that followed through fifty centuries. Special attention is paid to the influence of religion upon the history of architecture, sculpture, and painting in India and the surrounding countries from their prehistoric beginnings until the introduction of European influences in recent centuries. Portions of the book have been completed revised for this edition and notes on the decorative arts have been added to many of the chapters. In addition to a colour plate and 300 half-tone illustrations, there are numerous plans and other line drawings, a glossary and a full bibliography. . (Inventory #: 39811)
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