Much Maligned Mosters: History of European Reactions to Indian Art
by Mitter, Partha
Oxford: The Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, 1977. Original First Edition, 1977. Hardcover. NF/VG- (Clean, crisp, tight, bright. Virtually no cover wear. Dust wrapper has shelf rubbing and is price-clipped at bottom. Original US price sticker (National Gallery of Art) on back.). Navy blue cloth/boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Black and color-illus. dj with orange/white lettering; yellow lettering on spine. xix + 351 pp. with bw frontis, 1 bw map, and 122 additional bw plates. Much Maligned Monsters, one of the first comprehensive work dealing with the Western response to Indian art, is considered a classic on the subject. In this fascinating study interspersed with more than 120 visuals, eminent historian Partha Mitter traces the history of European reactions to Indian art, from the earliest encounters of explorers with the Exotic East to the more sophisticated but still incomplete appreciations of the early-twentieth century.
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