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Mural Paintings in India

J.C. Nagpall

ISBN 10: 8121201497 / ISBN 13: 9788121201490
Published by Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 1988
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Mural Painting is one of the major Ancient Art forms of India found in the remotest nook and corner of the Country in both Religious and Secular structures, whether mansions or small buildings. In the art there are regional historical and stylistic variations. Except for the records maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India in respect of Protected Monuments of National Importance, the art embellishing other structures is only sporadically or partially reported and even so the information is scattered. The History of the technique of the paintings is known even less in both learned and Aesthetic circles. Lay, and expert readers have to sift through a Large volume of literature to get information in General and on individual buildings. The author who had a long tenure in the Archaeological Survey of India became aware of the need of a classified compendium of ancient mural art of India that has survived in protected monuments and unprotected or privately owned structures. The volume presented has been written to fill a void in the existing literature on this subject of the highest Importance in art, art history and archaeological fields. The Scientific pursuits of the author have been an additional asset to the work in that the data collected includes Technical details of the murals such as information on carriers, plasters that received the colours, pigments, disfiguring factors. State of preservation of the paintings and Environmental Effects besides Artistic and historical data, which is naturally an Essential part of the Directory comprising several chapters. The author has Illustrated the work with a large number of photographs, which have been so selected as to present the spirit of the paintings. Central to this selection is also the intention to show the state of preservation of areas where the paintings have undergone some deterioration on Account of varied factors. The publishers who have taken up the aim of dissemination of the various facets of Indian art hope the book written out as it is by an expert in the field which would prove very valuable and informative. Its contents are divided into parts. Even as new discoveries of ancient mural paintings continue to be made off and on, the Catalogue of mural had been made as comprehensive as possible. Contents: Foreword Preface List of Plates I. INTRODUCTION : 1. Note on References in Classical Texts 2. Geographical Distribution of Mural Paintings and Influences of Historical Factors 3. Technique : Survey and Evolution 4. Conservation Problems and Methods II. ALL-INDIA Catalogue OF MURALS WITH REFERENCES-STATEWISE III. DATA ON THE MURAL PAINTINGS IN INDIVIDUAL MONUMENTS/STRUCTURES : 1. Andhra Pradesh 2. Bihar 3. Delhi 4. Goa, Daman and Diu 5. Gujarat 6. Haryana 7. Himachal Pradesh 8. Jammu and Kashmir 9. Karnataka 10. Kerala 11. Madhya Pradesh 12. Maharashtra 13. Orissa 14. Punjab 15. Rajasthan 16. Tamil Nadu 17. Uttar Pradesh 18. West Bengal Addenda Errata Printed Pages: 392. Bookseller Inventory # 35443

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Title: Mural Paintings in India

Publisher: Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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An informative book written by an expert deals with ancient mural paintings/art of India in protected monuments and unprotected or privately owned structures, subject of the importance in art, history of art and archaeological understanding and preservation important to students, teachers, scholars, artist. Contents:- Foreword Preface List of Plates Introduction Note on references in classical Texts Geographical Distribution of Mural Paintings and Influences of Historical Factors Technique: Survey and Evolution Conservation problems and Methods All-India Catalogue of Murals with references-Statewise Data on the Mural Painting in Individual Monuments/Structures Andhra Pradesh Bihar Delhi Goa, Daman and Diu Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Karnataka Kerala Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Orissa Punjab Rajasthan Tamil Nadu Uttar Prdesh West Bengal Bibliography Addenda Errata Index The Title 'Mural Paintings in India a Historical Technical and Archaelogical Perspective written/authored/edited by J.C. Nagpal', published in the year 1988. The ISBN 9788121201490 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 376 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Gyan Publishing House. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is History / Archaeology.

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