Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy - Museum Bookstore

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy

Regular price £40.00

'Thoroughly researched and lushly illustrated...Satisfying on every level, this book does what the best catalogues should do, providing an engaging education while delighting in the sheer indulgence of its brilliant and rarely seen images..' Publishers Weekly

This handsome companion book to the 2015 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the spectacular world of the Deccan plateau of south-central India. Home to a series of important, highly cultured Muslim kingdoms and a nexus of international trade, Deccan produced art is celebrated for its unmistakable, otherworldly character.

This beautifully illustrated catalogue, which includes new site photographs and landscape images, along with discussions of 200 of the finest Deccani works, creates the most comprehensive examination to date of this fascinating and remote world.

  • Author: Navina Najat Sardar, Curator, Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Date published: September 2014
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300211108
  • Product Dimensions: 32.2 x 24.1 x 3.5 cm

'Ambitious and spectacular' - New York Review of Books

'Handsome, informative' - Wall Street Journal

'Thoroughly researched and lushly illustrated...Satisfying on every level, this book does what the best catalogues should do, providing an engaging education while delighting in the sheer indulgence of its brilliant and rarely seen images..' -  Publishers Weekly

'Sumptuously illustrated scholarly catalogue' - Art & Antiques