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Mughal Inlay Art

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The book studies ‘INLAY’ art that developed in Mughal Architecture indigenously, from Humayun to Shah Jehan (c. 1535 to 1658 ad). Mughal inlay is architectural and to brand it ‘pietra-dura’, which was a florentine picture-art used on wooden furniture, is a misnomer. This book also reveals that ‘Orpheus Plaques’ which led the colonial historians to Florence to trace the origin of Mughal inlay were imported ready-made and there is no other example of Florentine pietra-dura.

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ISBN 13 9788124602614
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 116
Edition 1st
Release Year 2004
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author R. Nath
Category Arts   Islam   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 250.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

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The book studies ‘INLAY’ art as it developed in Mughal Architecture indigenously, from Humayun to Shah Jehan (c. 1535 to 1658 ad), landmark examples of which have been illustrated. Mughal inlay is architectural, and it is a misnomer to brand it: ‘pietra-dura’ which was a florentine picture-art used on wooden furniture. ‘Orpheus Plaques’ which led the colonial historians to trace origin of Mughal inlay to Florence, were imported ready-made and there is no other example of Florentine pietra-dura. Inlay is the most distinctive characteristic of Mughal Architecture and study of its growth and development, to the elegance of the Taj dados, the chef d’oeu-vre of Indian art, is historically as enlightening, as interesting it is artistically.
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