Miniature painting in today's Pakistan has become a medium for its artists to challenge the world around them. In this book the author examines the phenomenon of contemporary miniature painting, revealing how artists engage with and respond to underlying political, historical and cultural tensions.
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Onsite

Location code REF.WHV
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

294

ISBN / ISSN

9781848853652

No of copies

2

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction: Miniature Manoeuvres
Social, Political and Historical Formations Relating to Miniature Practice
Miniature Practice
Imaging or Inventing the Tradition of Miniature Painting?
Miniature Practice and Aesthetics: Social and Visual, Local and Global
Workshop and Studio Production
The Global 'Art-World'
Conclusions
Art and Polemic in Pakistan: Cultural Politics and Tradition in Contemporary Miniature Painting
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Art and Polemic in Pakistan: Cultural Politics and Tradition in Contemporary Miniature Painting