John Guy is the Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He previously served for 22 years as a Senior Curator of Indian Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Major publications include Arts of India: 1550-1900 (V&A 1990), Indian Art and Connoisseurship (1995, ed.), Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition (1998), Woven Cargoes: Indian Textiles in the East (1998), Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India (MMA 2012). Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 (MMA 2013), and Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia (MMA 2014).
Essential and beautiful...this lavishly illustrated book is a welcome and much needed addition to the subject of Indian religious Art. --Royal Academy Magazine