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INDIA IN ART IN IRELAND. Ed. by Kathleen James-Chakraborty. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. An Ashgate Book. 188 pp. with 44 ills. 26 x 18 cm. LC 2015-29874 ISBN 9781472458995 In English.
Publisher's description: India in Art in Ireland is the first book to address how the relationship between these two ends of the British Empire played out in the visual arts. It demonstrates that Irish ambivalence about British imperialism in India complicates the assumption that colonialism precluded identifying with an exotic other. Examining a wide range of media, including manuscript illuminations, paintings, prints, architecture, stained glass, and photography, its authors demonstrate the complex nature of empire in India, compare these empires to British imperialism in Ireland, and explore the contemporary relationship between what are now two independent countries through a consideration of works of art in Irish collections, supplemented by a consideration of Irish architecture and of contemporary Irish visual culture. The collection features essays on Rajput and Mughal miniatures, on a portrait of an Indian woman by the Irish painter Thomas Hickey, on the gate lodge to the Dromana estate in County Waterford, and a consideration of the intellectual context of Harry Clarke'sEve of St. Agnes window. This book should appeal not only to those seeking to learn more about some of Ireland's most cherished works of art, but to all those curious about the complex interplay between empire, anti-colonialism, and the visual arts.
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — India, Ireland — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172224
Hardcover $149.95    

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