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Michell, George

Works: 169 works in 800 publications in 4 languages and 14,246 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Director, Artist
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Most widely held works by George Michell
Architecture of the Islamic world : its history and social meaning by Ernst J Grube( Book )

59 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the architecture of the Islamic world has been placed in its cultural setting, thereby revealing both its relationship to Islamic society and the unity of its forms and decoration
The Hindu temple : an introduction to its meaning and forms by George Michell( Book )

45 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindu art and architecture by George Michell( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Hinduism constitutes one of the world's greatest traditions. Michell's new survey examines the entire period, covering shrines consecrated to Hindu cults and works of art portraying Hindu divinities and semi-divine personalities
Architecture and art of the Deccan sultanates by George Michell( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Muslim kingdoms of the Deccan plateau in peninsular India flourished from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Ruling from their fortified capitals, the sultans built sumptuous palaces, mosques and tombs and patronised artists who produced outstanding paintings, textiles and objects. Many of these buildings and some works of art still survive as testimony to the remarkable talents of their builders and craftsmen. This volume is the first to offer an overall survey of these varied architectural and artistic traditions and to place them within their historical and cultural context."--Jacket
Architecture and art of southern India : Vijayanagara and the successor states by George Michell( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Michell provides a pioneering and richly illustrated introduction to the architecture, sculpture and painting of Southern India under the Vijayanagara empire and the states that succeeded it. This period, encompassing some four hundred years, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, was endowed with an abundance of religious and royal monuments which remain as testimonies to the history and ideology behind their evolution. The author evaluates the legacy of this artistic heritage, describing and illustrating buildings, sculptures and paintings that have never been published before. In a previously neglected area of art history, the author presents an original and much-needed reassessment."--BOOK JACKET
The majesty of Mughal decoration : the art and architecture of Islamic India by George Michell( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book analyzes the influences that constitute Mughal decoration - the Central Asian inheritance, the artistic practices of Persia and the rich indigenous traditions - and also examines the various materials and techniques through which the Mughals gave expression to their artistic impulses, drawing on the finest pieces of Mughal art in public and private collections in India, Europe and the United States. All the dominant themes of Mughal art are identified and illustrated. These themes are all illustrated in brilliant photographs, including a series of dazzling gatefolds."--book jacket
The royal palaces of India by George Michell( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As early as the fourteenth century, stories glorifying the exotic palaces of Indian rulers began to circulate in the West, stories which closer acquaintance only confirmed. Even today, they are magical places - small towns rather than single buildings, in which the Hindu and Muslim rulers of the subcontinent dispensed their laws and enjoyed their wealth. The beauty and atmosphere of these palaces is displayed here in Antonio Martinelli's exceptional color photographs, composed with the eye of a painter and a trained architect who enjoyed unrivaled access to the buildings. George Michell, a recognized authority on Indian architecture and art, tells the story of the palaces. He evokes life within these complexes and describes their many elements: defenses, spacious audience halls and courtyards, temples and mosques, private apartments and service quarters. At the heart of the book are the palaces themselves. The oldest surviving are those erected by the Muslim conquerors who swept down through the country from the 12th century onwards, notably at Mandu and Bidar. In the north, the Mughals built vast imperial palace-cities at Fatehpur Sikri, Agra and Delhi. The Hindu Rajputs in Central and Western India, where many ruling families have lasted into the modern era, created citadels that are comparatively well preserved - as at Gwalior, Udaipur and Amber. Southern India, another Hindu realm, offers a complete contrast in forms, with the towers of Chandragiri and the breezy timber halls of Padmanabhapuram. Finally, there are the lavish palaces built in the era of British domination, such as Mysore, Baroda and Morvi, some Indian in character, others clothed in dazzling Art Deco. These fascinating edifices are receiving increasing numbers of visitors each year, yet there has been no in-depth survey of them since 1925. Here is a superb record of the palaces, living witnesses to a regal aspiration to recreate heaven on earth
Elephanta, the cave of Shiva by Carmel Berkson( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 6th-century rock-cut cave temple on Elephanta island is the home of Shiva, one of the great Hindu gods. Elephanta explores this magnificent cave temple, examining its architectural scheme and interpreting the myths of Shiva depicted so forcefully in the extraordinary stone sculptures. The outstanding photographs capture the beauty and magic of the cave. The book includes information on the ongoing efforts to preserve this monument, designated a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987
In the image of man : the Indian perception of the universe through 2000 years of painting and sculpture : [catalogue by George Michell( Book )

19 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts of Islam : Hayward Gallery, 8 April-4 July 1976 by Arts Council of Great Britain( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animals in four worlds : sculptures from India by Stella Snead( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Australia style by John Gollings( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the 2000 Olympics in Sydney draw near, the rest of the world has begun to take notice of the stylistic revolution going on "down under." New Australian Style showcases more than 50 exemplary houses, apartments, and commercial buildings in a tour of the Australian continent and its varied lifestyles that covers four distinct environments: City, Suburb, Beach, and Bush. From renovated Victorians in Sydney's city center and converted warehouses in Melbourne, to breezy beach houses on magnificent coastlines and bushland retreats in dense eucalyptus forests, the new look of Australia is at once familiar and exotic. Here traditional materials such as mud brick, local timber, and corrugated iron are juxtaposed with modernist architectural details, making for an amazing variety in building design and execution. With over 250 color photographs of interiors and exteriors, New Australian Style offers a timely picture of the gracious, sophisticated style that's sprung up in this vital nation
The Islamic heritage of Bengal by George Michell( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin guide to the monuments of India by George Michell( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where kings and gods meet : the Royal Centre at Vijayanagara, India by John M Fritz( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human and divine : 2000 years of Indian sculpture by Balraj Khanna( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indian sculpture occupies a unique place in world art. While much of it is sacred in purpose, embodying religious beliefs and philosophical ideals, it is at the same time deeply sensual, celebrating the human body in all its astonishing variety. The human form has been used in Indian art to portray the different gods and goddesses of Hinduism, as well as the saviours and saints of Buddhism and Jainism. The fusion of earthly and transcendental realms is conveyed by transformations, poses and gestures whose symbolism is understood by every adherent of these great religion." "Human and Divine highlights the achievements of a dynamic artistic tradition, and explains why Indian sculpture looks as it does and what it means. The sculptures, in stone, bronze, terracotta, marble, ivory and wood, are drawn from British public and private collections and date from ancient times to the early twentieth century." "In his essay, the artist and writer Balraj Khanna outlines the early history of Indian sculpture and places it in its cultural and religious context. the writer and archaeologist George Michell describes various forms and styles that have developed in the different regions of India, and explains the significance of specific works."--BOOK JACKET
Brick temples of Bengal : from the archives of David McCutchion by David McCutchion( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fīrūzābād : palace city of the Deccan by George Michell( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mughal architecture & gardens by George Michell( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive survey of the subject in nearly 20 years, this volume documents nearly 100 Mughal sites and monuments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Islamic heritage of the Deccan by George Michell( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hindu art and architecture
The Hindu temple : an introduction to its meaning and formsHindu art and architectureArchitecture and art of the Deccan sultanatesArchitecture and art of southern India : Vijayanagara and the successor statesThe majesty of Mughal decoration : the art and architecture of Islamic IndiaThe royal palaces of IndiaElephanta, the cave of ShivaAnimals in four worlds : sculptures from India
Alternative Names
George Michell

George, Michell 1944-

Michell, George

Michell, George A. 1944-

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