Conversations: India's Leading Art Historian Engages with 101 themes, and More (Hardcover)

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Conversations: India's Leading Art Historian Engages with 101 themes, and More (Hardcover)

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'A brilliant compilation ... Essential reading.' ---William Dalrymple

'A string of gems'---Maria Aurora Couto

'Insightful, witty, uplifting'---Eberhard Fischer

B.N. Goswamy, one of the most eminent art historians of our times, opens a window to a wide range of subjects: all on or around the arts, which have immense potential to form aesthetic sensibility. From Ananda Coomaraswamy to the Art of Calligraphy, The Meaning of Silence to Farid-ud-din Attar's great Sufi parable of the Conference of the Birds, among others, Goswamy invites the general, but generally interested and literate, readers to enter, through these pieces, the field of the arts and savor its pleasures: to take from them what they can, learn something fresh—or view with freshnessand expand their minds.

Definitive, engaging, and comprehensive, Conversations promises to be a truly accessible primer on art in India and South Asia.

B.N. Goswamy, distinguished art historian, is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has been the recipient of many honors, including the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, the Rietberg Award for Outstanding Research in Art History, the JDR III Fellowship, the Mellon Senior Fellowship and, from the President of India, the Padma Shri (1998) and the Padma Bhushan (2008). Apart from the Panjab University, Professor Goswamy has taught, as Visiting Professor, at major universities across the world, including Heidelberg, Pennsylvania, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, Austin and Zurich. He has been responsible for significant exhibitions of Indian art at international venues, including Paris, San Francisco, Zurich, New Delhi, San Diego and New York. He is the author of over 25 books on Indian art and culture, including  Domains of Wonder: Selected Masterworks of Indian Painting and TheSpirit ofIndian Painting: Close Encounters with 101 Great Works.
Product Details ISBN: 9780670095117
ISBN-10: 0670095117
Publisher: India Allen Lane
Publication Date: June 1st, 2022
Pages: 556
Language: English