The origins of a style : an art-historical analysis of the architectural motifs at Fatpūr Sīkrī
The most important issue dealt with in this thesis is the question of change brought about in artistic form and meaning when a new dynamic system encounters a rich traditional one. As new challenges are faced, Islamic art is clearly influenced by, and itself influences, changes within an existing indigenous order. Its interpretive quality and distinctiveness is determined by its own principles as well as by the nature of the indigenous system. Fathpur Sikri, built ln the mid-sixteenth...[Show more]
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