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Author Guha-Thakurta, Tapati.

Title The making of a new "Indian" art : artists, aesthetics, and nationalism in Bengal, c. 1850-1920 / Tapati Guha-Thakurta
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992


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Description xxvii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge South Asian studies ; 52
Cambridge South Asian studies ; 52
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction; 1. Artisans, artists and popular picture production in nineteenth-century Calcutta; 2. The art-school artists in Calcutta: professions, practice and patronage in the late nineteenth century; 3. Indigenous commercial enterprise and the popular art market in Calcutta: the emergence of a new Indian iconography; 4. Tradition and nationalism in Indian art: art-histories and aesthetic discourse in Bengal in the late nineteenth century; 5. Orientalism and the new claims for Indian art: the ideas of Havell, Coomaraswamy, Okakura and Nivedita; 6. The contest over tradition and nationalism: differing aesthetic formulations for 'Indian' painting; 7. Artists and aesthetics: Abanindranath Tagore and the ?New School of Indian Painting?; Epilogue The Twenties
Summary This book offers an analysis of the transformations that occurred in the art and aesthetic values of Bengal during the colonial and nationalist periods
Analysis Bangladesh
Visual arts
West Bengal (India)
Visual arts
West Bengal (India)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-340) and index
Subject Art, Bengali -- 19th century.
Art, Bengali -- 20th century.
Art, Bengali.
Art, Indic -- India -- Bengal -- 20th century.
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- India -- Bengal.
Art, Indic -- 20th century -- India -- Bengal.
Nationalism and art -- India -- Bengal.
LC no. 91023571
ISBN 0521392470 (hardback)