T. Richard Blurton Hindu Art

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Hindu Art

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9780674391895: Hindu Art

In a survey that stretches back to prehistory, Blurton discusses the religious, cultural, and historical influences that figure in Hindu art. Tracing its evolution, he shows how Hindu art has come to embrace widely varying styles, reflecting differences between regions from Nepal to Afghanistan, from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh.

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T. Richard Blurton is a curator in the Department of Oriental Antiquities in the British Museum and works on the South and Southeast Asian collections.

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An able and well-illustrated survey of Hindu art by a curator in the South and Southeast Asia collections at the British Museum. The text has six chapters: 'Hinduism,' 'The Temple,' 'Shiva,' 'Vishnu,' `Devi,' and `Regional Chronological Survey.' Myth, ritual, and iconography figure...prominently in Blurton's interpretation of Hindu art...And he skillfully weaves history into an essay that is thematically organized...The accompanying photographs are excellent. (Religious Studies Review)

A fine overview of Hindu Art...Excellent-quality color illustrations of sculptures, paintings and crafts accompany even stronger historical examination. (Bookwatch)

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