Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Art and Architecture > History of Decorative Art in Mughal Architecture
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
History of Decorative Art in Mughal Architecture
History of Decorative Art in Mughal Architecture
Description

From the Jacket

The Mughals made use of the ancient Indian decorative technique of carving and sculpture and freely utilized glazed-tiling, painting, stucco, mosaic and inlay arts. They liberally employed all types of motifs and designs which were in vogue in the Orient. The Mughal decorative art is not an expression in isolation, it is a link in the continuous growth of the art of the people. The author studies the evolutionary process of every aspect of this art in its different phases and analyses the inspirations which led to its appearance on such a magnificent scale in Mughal buildings.

The book explains scores of obscure and controversial points and corrects the popular misnomers; it throws light on the little known facts-e.g. the use by the Mughals of fabulous animals, Tantric symbols, and Chinese Cloud-forms.

Covering the subject in 4 chapters-Symbolic motifs, Typical Islamic elements, Animate motifs and Chinese Cloud-forms and Dado art-the author introduces the reader to our medieval heritage through 15 figures and 161 Plates.

Various appendices, a rich bibliography and an index supplement the utility of the book.

Contents:

Preface

Introduction

Chapter I. Depiction of Symbolic Motif in Mughal Architecture 

(a) Purna-kalasa
(b) Padma
(c) Gavaksa and Kirtimukha
(d) Svastika
(e) Cakra
(f) Srivatsa
(g) Chain-and-bell
(h) Satkona

Chapter II. Absorption of Typically Islamic Elements in Mughal Architecture

(a) Spirit of the Islamic Art
(b) Arabesque
(c) Stalactite
(d) Geometricals
(e) Growth and Development of Naturalistic and Stylized Designs in Mughal Art

Chapter III. Usage of Animate Motifs in Mughal Architecture

(a) The Quranic Injunctions against Idolatry vis-a-vis the Islamic Iconoclasm
(b) Animation in Islamic Architecture
(c) Animation in Handicrafts and Miniature-painting
(d) Animate 'Tughras'
(e) Talismans
(f) Animation in Mosques
(g) The Canonic Orthodoxy in Indian during the Sultanate period
(h) Advent of Babur and the Dawn of an Era
(i) Depiction of Animate Motifs in the Buildings of Akbar
(j) 'Mayura-Mandapa' of the Agra Fort
(k) Animation at Fatehpur Sikri
(l) The Age of Jehangir
(m) Animate Motifs at the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra
(n) The Aftermath
(o) Depiction of Fabulous Animals (Gaja-vyala) at the Delhi-gate of Agra Fort

Chapter IV. Chinese Cloud-Forms and the Dado-Art of the Mughals

(a) Kalpalata
(b) Wave-Motif in Ancient Indian Art
(c) Undefined Symbolism of the Wave in India
(d) Wave ("TCHI") : A Fundamental Principle of the Chinese Art
(e) Chinese Dragon and the Indian Makara
(f) Stylized 'Wave' in Mughal Architecture
(g) Formulation of the Dado-Art in Mughal Architecture

Appendices: 

A. Chronology of the Mughal Monuments
B. Some Typically Islamic Architectural Terms
C. Some Illustrative Examples of Animate Motifs used on Islamic Pottery, Faience, Glass, Textiles and Brocade
D. A Few Representative Examples of the Depiction of Tchi (Chinese Cloud-forms) in Chinese Art
E. A Few Representative Examples of the Depiction of Kilin (Chinese Cloud-forms) in Persian Painting

Bibliography

Index
Corrigenda

Figures
Plates

History of Decorative Art in Mughal Architecture

Item Code:
IDD307
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1976
ISBN:
812080077X
Size:
8.7" x 5.7"
Pages:
262
Other Details:
(B&W.illus.: 176)
Price:
$22.50
Discounted:
$16.88   Shipping Free
You Save:
$5.62 (25%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
History of Decorative Art in Mughal Architecture

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 16496 times since 2nd Oct, 2008

From the Jacket

The Mughals made use of the ancient Indian decorative technique of carving and sculpture and freely utilized glazed-tiling, painting, stucco, mosaic and inlay arts. They liberally employed all types of motifs and designs which were in vogue in the Orient. The Mughal decorative art is not an expression in isolation, it is a link in the continuous growth of the art of the people. The author studies the evolutionary process of every aspect of this art in its different phases and analyses the inspirations which led to its appearance on such a magnificent scale in Mughal buildings.

The book explains scores of obscure and controversial points and corrects the popular misnomers; it throws light on the little known facts-e.g. the use by the Mughals of fabulous animals, Tantric symbols, and Chinese Cloud-forms.

Covering the subject in 4 chapters-Symbolic motifs, Typical Islamic elements, Animate motifs and Chinese Cloud-forms and Dado art-the author introduces the reader to our medieval heritage through 15 figures and 161 Plates.

Various appendices, a rich bibliography and an index supplement the utility of the book.

Contents:

Preface

Introduction

Chapter I. Depiction of Symbolic Motif in Mughal Architecture 

(a) Purna-kalasa
(b) Padma
(c) Gavaksa and Kirtimukha
(d) Svastika
(e) Cakra
(f) Srivatsa
(g) Chain-and-bell
(h) Satkona

Chapter II. Absorption of Typically Islamic Elements in Mughal Architecture

(a) Spirit of the Islamic Art
(b) Arabesque
(c) Stalactite
(d) Geometricals
(e) Growth and Development of Naturalistic and Stylized Designs in Mughal Art

Chapter III. Usage of Animate Motifs in Mughal Architecture

(a) The Quranic Injunctions against Idolatry vis-a-vis the Islamic Iconoclasm
(b) Animation in Islamic Architecture
(c) Animation in Handicrafts and Miniature-painting
(d) Animate 'Tughras'
(e) Talismans
(f) Animation in Mosques
(g) The Canonic Orthodoxy in Indian during the Sultanate period
(h) Advent of Babur and the Dawn of an Era
(i) Depiction of Animate Motifs in the Buildings of Akbar
(j) 'Mayura-Mandapa' of the Agra Fort
(k) Animation at Fatehpur Sikri
(l) The Age of Jehangir
(m) Animate Motifs at the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra
(n) The Aftermath
(o) Depiction of Fabulous Animals (Gaja-vyala) at the Delhi-gate of Agra Fort

Chapter IV. Chinese Cloud-Forms and the Dado-Art of the Mughals

(a) Kalpalata
(b) Wave-Motif in Ancient Indian Art
(c) Undefined Symbolism of the Wave in India
(d) Wave ("TCHI") : A Fundamental Principle of the Chinese Art
(e) Chinese Dragon and the Indian Makara
(f) Stylized 'Wave' in Mughal Architecture
(g) Formulation of the Dado-Art in Mughal Architecture

Appendices: 

A. Chronology of the Mughal Monuments
B. Some Typically Islamic Architectural Terms
C. Some Illustrative Examples of Animate Motifs used on Islamic Pottery, Faience, Glass, Textiles and Brocade
D. A Few Representative Examples of the Depiction of Tchi (Chinese Cloud-forms) in Chinese Art
E. A Few Representative Examples of the Depiction of Kilin (Chinese Cloud-forms) in Persian Painting

Bibliography

Index
Corrigenda

Figures
Plates

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
  • very interesting...unique as the history
    by JUE on 27th Jul 2010
  • make a notes on history of art and architecture
    by rabia latif on 27th Aug 2008
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to History of Decorative Art in Mughal Architecture (Art and Architecture | Books)

White and Green Floral Embroidered Aasana Mat from Kashmir with Mughal Design
Resham on Canvas
72 inch x 48 inch
2.4 kg
Item Code: SCB09
$425.00$318.75
You save: $106.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mughal Flower
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
5.5 inch X 8 inch
Item Code: MK49
$125.00$93.75
You save: $31.25 (25%)
 With Frame (Add $70.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mughal Flower with Butterfly
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
5.5 inch X 8 inch
Item Code: MK50
$125.00$93.75
You save: $31.25 (25%)
 With Frame (Add $70.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Orange Mughal Necklace Set  with cut Glass and Golden Accent
Lacquer With Cut Glass
7 inch Necklace Length with Adjustable Cord
1.5 inch Earrings Height
33.8 gms
Item Code: JZZ86
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Mughal Princess
Deal 20% Off
Watercolor Painting On Paper
Artist: Navneet Parikh
19.5 inch X 28.0 inch
Item Code: MJ33
$395.00$237.00
You save: $158.00 (20 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $225.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mughal Emperor Shahjahan and Empress Mumtaj Mahal (Set of Two Paintings)
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Navneet Parikh
10.5 inches X 13.5 inches
Item Code: MJ01
$495.00$371.25
You save: $123.75 (25%)
 With Frame (Add $225.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Orange Mughal Necklace with Earrings
Lacquer with Cut Glass
6" Necklace with Adjustable Cord
1.8" Earring Height
46.31 gms
Item Code: JRX04
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Mughal Prince
Deal 20% Off
Watercolor on Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
10.0 inches X 12.0 inches
Item Code: MI41
$275.00$165.00
You save: $110.00 (20 + 25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Land Transports in Mughal India (Agra-Lahore Mughal Highway and its Architectural Remains)
by Subhash Parihar
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: IDK961
$100.00$75.00
You save: $25.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Mughal-Maratha Relations: Twenty Five Fateful Years 1682-1707 (An Old and Rare Book)
Item Code: NAM212
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Art and Craft Workshops Under the Mughals (A Study of Jaipur Karkhanas)
by Sumbul Halim Khan
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAM034
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mughal Architecture (An Outline of its History and Development 1526-1858)
by Ebba Koch
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAM037
$60.00$45.00
You save: $15.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Zafar and The Raj (Anglo- Mughal Delhi c. 1800-1850)
by Amar Farooqui
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Primus Books
Item Code: NAM031
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Birds And Animals In Mughal Miniature Paintings
Deal 12% Off
by Zaheda Khanam
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
D.K Printworld Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: IHK063
$50.00$33.00
You save: $17.00 (12 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Babur The Tiger (First of The Mughals)
by Harold Lamb
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Natraj Publishers
Item Code: NAJ573
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
SOLD
Testimonials
Exotic India you are great! It's my third order and i'm very pleased with you. I'm intrested in Yoga,Meditation,Vedanta ,Upanishads,so,i'm naturally happy i found many rare titles in your unique garden! Thanks!!!
Fotis, Greece
I've just received the shawl and love it already!! Thank you so much,
Ina, Germany
The books arrived today and I have to congratulate you on such a WONDERFUL packing job! I have never, ever, received such beautifully and carefully packed items from India in all my years of ordering. Each and every book arrived in perfect shape--thanks to the extreme care you all took in double-boxing them and using very strong boxes. (Oh how I wished that other businesses in India would learn to do the same! You won't believe what some items have looked like when they've arrived!) Again, thank you very much. And rest assured that I will soon order more books. And I will also let everyone that I know, at every opportunity, how great your business and service has been for me. Truly very appreciated, Namaste.
B. Werts, USA
Very good service. Very speed and fine. I recommand
Laure, France
Thank you! As always, I can count on Exotic India to find treasures not found in stores in my area.
Florence, USA
Thank you very much. It was very easy ordering from the website. I hope to do future purchases from you. Thanks again.
Santiago, USA
Thank you for great service in the past. I am a returning customer and have purchased many Puranas from your firm. Please continue the great service on this order also.
Raghavan, USA
Excellent service. I feel that there is genuine concern for the welfare of customers and there orders. Many thanks
Jones, United Kingdom
I got the rare Pt Raju's book with a very speedy and positive service from Exotic India. Thanks a lot Exotic India family for such a fantabulous response.
Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Allahabad
It is with great pleasure to let you know that I did receive both books now and am really touched by your customer service. You developed great confidence in me. Will again purchase books from you.
Amrut, USA.
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India