The Future of Indian Art History

  title={The Future of Indian Art History},
  author={John F. Mosteller},
The goal of Indian art historians has long been to understand the visual coherence of their monuments, to clarify their historical relationships and to comprehend their meaning. The essential priority of historical reconstruction to cultural interpretation has been difficult to maintain, and the time has come to set aside the idea that cultural interpretations can be made independent of specific historical contexts. The priority hitherto given to meaning must be subordinated to the fundamental… CONTINUE READING