The History of Art: Contemporary Perspectives contains selected essays on history of art. Articles contributed by eminent scholars and art historians cover various aspects of art history, and Indian art through the ages.
Thirty selected papers in this volume deal with varied aspects of history of art and forms - stone sculptures, bas reliefs, terracotta, ivory, bronzes, coins, murals, manuscript and miniature paintings, folk art, textiles, etc. Subjects discussed in detail include sculptures of Varaha, Laksmi, Siva, Surya, Brahma, Skanda, Buddha, Apsaras, Naga, Nagini, Manasa, Hariharhiranyagarbha, Krsna, Balarama, Devi, Chamunda, Kubera, Trivikrama, Jinas, Yaksa, paintings of Ragamala, Gita Govinda, Bhagavata, etc.
Contributions by eminent art-historians and archaeologists cover famous centers of art from a vast geographic area - Sanchi, Deorkuthar, Satdhara, Dhauli, Mathura, Ujjain, Udayagiri-Khandagiri, Sarnath, Ajanta, Deogarh, Nalanda, Kurkihar, Hingalajgarh, Chechar, Khajuraho, Lepakshi, Modhera, Bhubaneswar, Kangra, Guler, Agra, etc.
The volume covering varied aspects and forms, vast area and period, illustrated with over 150 drawings and images would be a delight to art historians, archaeologists, artist, architects, and also to every art lover, students and common readers.