Crispin Branfoot

De Montfort University

Faculty of Art and Design

Department of History of Art and Material Culture

HAMC 3311

 

 

ASPECTS OF INDIAN ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

 

Level 2 and 3 undergraduate course at De Montfort University for art and design history, and design students.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Core reading

 

Dehejia, Vidya, Indian Art (Phaidon 1997)

Mitter, Partha, Indian Art (OUP 2001)7

 

General

 

Basham, A.L., The Wonder that was India (2nd ed., 1967)

Gray, Basil (ed.), The Arts of India (1981)

Harle, J.C., The Art & Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent (1994)

Lopez, Donald (ed.) Religions of India in Practice (1995)

Stoler Miller, B. (ed.) The Powers of Art: Patronage in Indian Culture (1992)

Tadgell, Christopher, The History of Architecture in India (1990)

Tillotson, Giles (ed.) Paradigms of Indian Architecture: Space and Time in Representation and Design (1998)

Turner, Jane (ed.) The Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) Entries by area (Indian Subcontinent, Nepal, Sri Lanka), by topic (Buddhism, stupa) or site (Sanchi, Khajuraho, Agra).

 

Buddhism & Buddhist art

 

Bechert, Heinz & Richard Gombrich, The World of Buddhism (1984).

Behl, B.            , Ajanta Caves: Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India (1998)

Dehejia, Vidya (ed.) Unseen Presence: The Buddha and Sanchi (1996)

Dehejia, Vidya, Discourse in Early Buddhist Art (1997)

Errington, E. &   Joe Cribb (eds.) The Crossroads of Asia: Transformation in Image & Symbol (1992)

Fisher, Robert E., Buddhist Art & Architecture (1993)

Gombrich, Richard, Theravada Buddhism (1985)

Hardy, Adam, ‘Ch. 26 Indian Subcontinent’ in Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture ed. Dan Cruikshank (20th ed.) (1996), pp. 747-786.

Harvey, P., Dimensions of Buddhism (2001)

Huntington, Susan, The Art of Ancient India: Hindu, Buddhist & Jain (1985)

Pal, P., Indian Sculpture Volume 1 & II (1986, 1988)

Rowland, Benjamin, The Art & Architecture of India: Buddhist, Hindu, Jain (1954)

Seckel, D., The Art of Buddhism (1964)

Skilton, Andrew, A Concise History of Buddhism (1994)

Snellgrove, David (ed.) The Image of the Buddha (1978)   

Snodgrass, A., The Symbolism of the Stupa (1985)

Trainor, Kevin (ed.) Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide (2001)

Zwalf, W., A Catalogue of Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum (1996)

 

Hinduism & Hindu art

 

Blurton, T.R., Hindu Art (1992)

Dallapiccola, Anna, Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend (2002)

Davis, Richard, Lives of Indian Images (1997)

Desai, V & Darielle Mason (eds.), Gods, Guardians and Lovers: Temple Sculptures from North India 700-1200 (1993)

Deva, Krishna, Temples of India (2 vols.)(1990)

Elgood, Heather, Hinduism and the Religious Arts (1999)

Eck, Diana, Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India (1998)

Flood, Gavin, An Introduction to Hinduism (1996)

Fuller, C.J., The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Indian Society (1992)

Hardy, Adam, Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation (1995)

Hardy, Adam, ‘Ch. 26 Indian Subcontinent’ in Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture, ed. Dan Cruikshank (20th ed.) (1996), pp. 747-786.

Huntington, Susan, The Art of Ancient India: Hindu, Buddhist & Jain (1985)

Kaimal, Padma, “Shiva Nataraja: Shifting Meanings of an Icon” in The Art Bulletin vol. LXXXI no.3 (1999) pp. 390-419.

Maxwell, Thomas, The Gods of Asia: Image, Text and Meaning (1996)

Michell, George, Hindu Art & Architecture (2000)

Michell, George, The Hindu Temple (1977)

Pal, P., Indian Sculpture Volume 1 & II (1986, 1988)

Rowland, Benjamin, The Art & Architecture of India: Buddhist, Hindu, Jain (1954)

Stutley, Margaret & James, A Dictionary of Hinduism (1977)

Zimmer, Heinrich, Myths & Symbols in Indian Art & Civilisation (1946)

 

Jainism & Jain arts

 

Dundas, Paul, Jains  (1992)

Caillat, C. & Kumar, R., The Jain Cosmology  (1981).

Coomaraswami, A. K., Jaina Art (1994).

Doshi, S., Masterpieces of Jain Painting (1985).

Jain, Jyotindra & Eberhard Fischer, Art & Rituals: 2500 Years of Jainism in India (1977)

Jain, J. & Fischer, E.      Jaina Iconography  (1978)

Ghosh, A. (ed.) Jaina Art and Architecture  (1974-5)

Pal, Pratapaditya, (ed.) The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India (1994)

Shah, U.P. & Dhaky, M.A. (eds.) Aspects of Jaina Art and Architecture (1975)

 

 

Mughal & Indo-Islamic Architecture

 

Asher, Catherine, Architecture of Mughal India (1992)

Blair, Shiela & Jonathan Bloom, The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800 (1994)

Blair, Shiela & Jonathan Bloom, Islamic Arts (1997)

 Brend, Barbara, Islamic Art (1991)

Hillenbrand, Robert, Islamic Architecture: Form, Function and Meaning (1994)

Hillenbrand, Robert, “Political Symbolism in Early Indo-Islamic Mosque Architecture: The Case of Ajmir” in Iran (1988)

Koch, Ebba, Mughal Architecture (1991)

Michell, George (ed.) Architecture of the Islamic World (1978)      

Moynihan, E. (ed.) Moonlight Garden: New Discoveries at the Taj Mahal (2001)

Pal, P. et al., The Romance of the Taj Mahal (1989)

Skelton, Robert (ed.) The Indian Heritage: Court Life & Arts under Mughal Rule (1982)

Smith, Edmund W., The Mughal Architecture of Fathpur Sikri (1894, re. 1985)       

Smith, Edmund W., Akbar's tomb, Sikandarah, near Agra (1909)

Tadgell, Christopher - see above

Tillotson, Giles, Mughal India (1990)

Westcoat, James (ed.) Mughal Gardens (1996)

 

Mughal Painting

 

Beach, M.C., Mughal & Rajput Painting (1992)

Blair, Shiela & Jonathan Bloom - see above (1994)

Blair, Shiela & Jonathan Bloom - see above (1997)

Brend, Barbara - see above (1991)

Guy, John & Deborah Swallow, The Arts of India 1550-1900 (1990)

Kossak, Steven, Indian Court Painting 16th to 19th century (1997)   

Leach, Linda York, Paintings from India (1998)

Losty, J.P., The Art of the Book in India (1982)

Losty, J.P., Indian Book Painting (1986)

Okada, Amina, Imperial Mughal Painters (1992)

Pal, P., Indian Painting (1993)

Poster, Amy, Realms of Heroism - Indian Paintings at the Brooklyn Museum (1994)

Rogers, J.M., Mughal Miniatures (1993)

Skelton, Robert (ed.) The Indian Heritage: Court Life & Arts under Mughal Rule (1982)

Welch, S.C., India: Art & Culture 1300-1900 (1985).

 

Rajput Art & Architecture

 

Beach, M.C. - see above

Guy, John & Deborah Swallow - see above

Kossak, Steven - see above       

Leach, Linda York - see above

Losty, J.P. - see above

Meinineger, I., City Palace of Udaipur (2000)

Nath, Aman, Jaipur: The Last Destination (1996)

Pal, P., Indian Painting (1993)

Poster, Amy - see above

Sachdev, Vibhuti & Giles Tillotson, Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City (2002)

Tillotson, Giles, The Rajput Palaces: The Architectural Development of a Style 1450-1750 (1987)

Topsfield, Andrew, Court Painting in Rajasthan (2000)

Welch, S.C. - see above

 

Colonialism

 

Archer, Mildred, Indian Architecture and the British (1968)

Bayly, C.A. (ed.) An Illustrated history of modern India 1600-1947 (1991).

Davies, Philip, Splendours of the Raj: British Architecture in India (1985)

Davies, Philip, Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India vol. II: Islamic, Rajput, European (1989)

Evenson, Norma, The Indian Metropolis: A View Towards the West (1989)

Irving, R.G., Indian Summer: Lutyens, Baker and Imperial Delhi (1981)

Jaffer, Amin, Furniture from British India and Ceylon (2001)

Lang, Jon, M.Desai & M. Desai, Architecture and Independence: the Search for Identity, India 1880-1980 (1997)

Metcalf, T., An Imperial Vision: Indian Architecture and Britain’s Raj (1989)

Mitter, Partha, Art & Nationalism in Colonial India (1994)

Nilsson, Sten, European Architecture in India 1750-1850 (1968)

Sachdev, Vibhuti & Giles Tillotson, Building Jaipur: The Making of an Indian City (2002)

Tillotson, Giles, The Tradition of Indian Architecture: Continuity, Controversy and Change since 1850 (1989)

Tillotson, Giles, The Artificial Empire: The Indian Landscapes of William Hodges (1999)

Tillotson, Giles in Tillotson (ed.) 1998 - see above.

Volwahsen, Andreas, Imperial Delhi : the British capital of the Indian empire (2002)

 

Websites

 

Museum websites often have guides to their collections with accessible pictures and information.

 

www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk → Compass

www.vam.ac.uk/exploring → Access to Images

www.metmuseum.org → Asian art

www.asia.si.edu

www.collectionsonline.lacma.org

www.asianart.org