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Beauty in Money: Numismatic Art and Technology of Early South India: Up to and Including the Pallava Period

 
S Suresh (Author)
Synopsis

Art historical studies have hitherto been mostly confined to sculptures, paintings, furniture and jewellery. Boldly moving away from the conventional approach to the study of coins as mere economic entities, the present volume is the first systematic, comprehensive and analytical study of ancient Indian coins as objects of art. Coins, like historical monuments, sculptures and paintings, have a symbolic meaning behind the visual form and epitomize the socio-religious conditions and the art traditions in which they emerged.

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About the author

S Suresh

S. Suresh is currently an ICHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Sudharsanam Centre for Arts and Culture, Pudukkottai (Tamilnadu). He has been a Consultant at the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and the TVS Educational Society, Chennai. He was earlier Research Fellow at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the French Institute of Pondicherry (India) and Visiting Professor at Sorborne IV University, Paris (France).

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Bibliographic information

Title Beauty in Money: Numismatic Art and Technology of Early South India: Up to and Including the Pallava Period
Author S Suresh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.11.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173049095
length 243p., Illustrations; 2 Maps; 23cm.