Imperial Frontiers: Building Sacred Space in Sixteenth-Century South India
Branfoot, Crispin, The Art Bulletin
Studies of sixteenth-century South Asian art are dominated by the achievements of the Mughal Empire in north India. Later Hindu architecture, that is, after the twelfth century, has been neglected until comparatively recently, under the assumption that the finest productions of Hindu artists were earlier and that later work was simply repetitive, debased, or degenerate. The sheer number of temples to study and the fact that they remain in use have also proved problematic. In south India the temple architecture of the Vijayanagara Empire is now better known, but many consider the fall of the capital in 1565 to have resulted in the end of major temple construction. Close examination of one …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Imperial Frontiers: Building Sacred Space in Sixteenth-Century South India. Contributors: Branfoot, Crispin - Author. Journal title: The Art Bulletin. Volume: 90. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2008. Page number: 171+. © 2009 College Art Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.