About the Book:
This book by Havell offers a new approach to the study of Indian art, by
way of the Himalayas--certainly the surest and the most direct path for
arriving at the pivotal ideas of the Indian artist and craftsman. The book
presents succinctly the leading ideas of the Indian temple builder,
sculptor, and painter, and connects the artistic traditions of India with
Indian daily life and work. This book boldly proclaims Indian influence
upon most West Asian and Asian art forms and asserts that it has a far
greater influence upon Western art than we are inclined to acknowledge.
Himalayas in Indian Art is one of the first books to recognize India as
a center of dynamic aesthetic impulse.