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Inhaltsangabe: With the exhibition "Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era," The Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute to India, as the country celebrates its fiftieth year of indepdendence. The exhibition featured works from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, the period during which Indian carpet weavers produced their most stunning works. Despite their breathtakingly delicate beauty, Indian carpets are little known even to carpet experts, so "Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era" and its accompanying catalogue are crucial additions to both the study of Indian art and carpet studies.
Indian Carpets are very difficult to study as a group since there are about five hundred surviving pieces, a large number of which are scattered in private collections around the world. Consequently, a long period of research was necessary to gather information on the extant pieces and to have an understanding of this impressive body of material. The exhibition and its catalogue constitute the first in-depth study of Indian carpets and will surely take their rightful place in the history of carpet studies.
The works in the exhibition represent the broad range of carpets produced during the most artistically creative and prolific period of the Mughal Empire. The discussion of carpets in the catalogue roughly follows a chronological development. The earliest works are from the period of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605), an active patron who is believed to have established the first imperial carpet workshops in India. These carpets combine the dynamism of Akbar's reign with traces of Persian design (due to the large number of Persian artists who immigrated to India at this time). The basic elements of Mughal design were established during this period; they can also be traced in later works. Akbar's son Jahangir (r. 1605-27) succeeded to the throne, and his relatively peaceful period of rule allowed further concentration on the arts. The Persian style continued to dominate court aesthetics during Jahangir's reign, but it became quite different from its Persian prototypes and acquired a distinctly Indian character. It was during the reign of Jahangir's son, Shah Jahan (r. 1628-58) that the flower style in Indian art came into popular use. This aesthetic was characterized by naturalistic flowers , either arranged in rows or against a plain background. The flower style began to dominate not only carpet design but all aspects of Mughal art. [This book was originally published in 1997 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]
Titel: Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the ...
Verlag: Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP46222590
Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. Oversized Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 319254
Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0870997874
Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art New York January 1997, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used - Very Good. Very Nice copy almost new. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 139124
Buchbeschreibung The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997. Cloth. Buchzustand: Fine Condition. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine Condition. 220 pp., 145 illustrations, 108 in full color. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from November 20, 1997-March 1, 1998. Dustjacket is bright and crisp, now protected with a Mylar cover. Book is bound in red colored cloth covered boards with gold stamping to the spine. Binding is in tight condition with clean interior. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003664
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808709978774.0
Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0870997874 New unread copy. U.S. orders are shipped from Lewiston, NY location. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 044611
Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art / Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc.,, New York, 1997. Cloth. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. D.j., xix + 199 p. 146 ill. (108 color). Published in conjunction with exhibition, with checklist of 44 exhibits, director's foreword by Philippe de Montebello, appendices, glossary and bibliography. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013591
Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0870997874
Buchbeschreibung Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020870997874