Frederick M. Asher
Frederick M. Asher is chair of the department of art history at the University of Minnesota.
Asher, Frederick M.
Asher, Frederick M.
United States of America
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Description: The Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas at the Dallas Museum of Art
~~The era of the Mughals in South Asia spans several centuries, from the early sixteenth to the later nineteenth centuries, and refers to a Muslim dynastic empire that ruled from northern India. The Mughals are renowned for their lavish patronage of the arts and architecture. The age of the Mughals also was a time when many independent...
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Anne R. Bromberg, Catherine B. Asher (Contributor), Frederick M. Asher (Contributor), Robert Warren Clark (Contributor), Nancy Tingley (Contributor)
PublisherDallas Museum of Art
Description: The Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas at the Dallas Museum of Art
The history of art in India goes back thousands of years. Traditional arts are also still living cultural traditions, essential to rituals and religious practices, and integrated into daily life. Many motifs in Indian art have survived without significant change over millennia...
Author
Anne R. Bromberg, Catherine B. Asher (Contributor), Frederick M. Asher (Contributor), Robert Warren Clark (Contributor), Nancy Tingley (Contributor)
PublisherDallas Museum of Art
Description: The Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas at the Dallas Museum of Art
Anne R. Bromberg, Catherine B. Asher (Contributor), Frederick M. Asher (Contributor), Robert Warren Clark (Contributor), Nancy Tingley (Contributor)
In recent years, the Dallas Museum of Art has expanded its collection of South Asian art from a small number of Indian temple sculptures to nearly 500 works, including Indian Hindu and Buddhist sculptures, Himalayan Buddhist bronze sculptures and ritual objects, artwork from Southeast Asia, and decorative arts from India’s Mughal period. Artworks in the collection have origins from the former Ottoman empire to Java, and architectural pieces suggest the grandeur of buildings in the Indian tradition.

This volume details the cultural and artistic significance of more than 140 featured works, which range from Tibetan thangkas and Indian miniature paintings to stone sculptures and bronzes. Relating these works to one another through interconnecting narratives and cross-references, scholars and curators provide a broad cultural history of the region.
Author
Anne R. Bromberg, Catherine B. Asher (Contributor), Frederick M. Asher (Contributor), Robert Warren Clark (Contributor), Nancy Tingley (Contributor)
Print publication date January 2013 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300149883
EISBN 9780300257298
Illustrations 227
Print Status in print