Stock Image

A Collecting Odyssey: The Alsdorf Collection of Indian and East Asian Art

Pal, Pratapaditya, Little, Stephen

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0500974543 / ISBN 13: 9780500974544
Published by Thames & Hudson
Condition: Like New Hardcover
From Magers and Quinn Booksellers (Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 22, 2001

Quantity Available: 3

Buy Used
Price: US$ 150.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Includes everything it's supposed to include. May have minor shelf wear and/or a remainder mark. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 834075

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Collecting Odyssey: The Alsdorf Collection...

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Like New

About this title

Synopsis:

One of the finest private collections of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art in America is owned by James and Marilynn Alsdorf. This catalogue provides an opportunity for individuals other than scholars and specialists to view the works of art. Assembled over a period of several decades, the Alsdorf collection of over 450 objects covers a wide geographical and chronological range in South and Southeast Asian art. It includes sculpture, jewellery, paintings and architectural elements from India, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand and Cambodia and the objects range in date from a medallion from the second century BC to 20th-century sculpture. The author explains the major themes represented in the collection - Hindu gods, Buddhist and Jain subjects, goddesses, human figures, animals and ritual, ornamental and ceremonial objects - and discusses the style, history and iconography of individual pieces.

From Library Journal:

The ethics of wrenching sculptures from religious sites all over south Asia to decorate a suburban Chicago swimming pool is debatable, but the quality of the art collection that resulted from this trophy-hunting manner is beyond question. This visual record of an exhibition that is just closing at the Chicago Art Institute presents 368 superb artworks in large-format color photographs, primarily Hindu and Buddhist sculptures from India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Smaller black-and-white photos accompany explanatory paragraphs about each piece in a separate section in the back of the book. Because the collection is heavily weighted toward Indian art, it is appropriate that the essay introducing Hindu gods and their representation is the longest, with shorter essays on Buddhist and Jain sculpture and animal imagery. Without extensive historical or critical text and lacking any exploration of the ethical controversy surrounding the ownership of Asian artworks now in Chicago, this volume serves best as an elegant portfolio of first-rate sculpture.?David McClelland, Philadelphia
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Established in 1994, we are a large new and used general interest bookstore located in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. Visit our online bookstore, www.magersandquinn.com, where we have over 500,000 new, used, and rare titles.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Purchase will be shipped upon receipt of payment including any additional shipping costs. MN residents add appropriate sales tax. We guarantee the condition of every book as it¿s described on the Abebooks web sites. If you¿re dissatisfied (Incorrect Item/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn¿t arrived by the latest estimated delivery date, you¿re eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. Please contact us for any other return inquiries, and we¿ll respond withi...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 lbs or less, or 1 kg. Heavy or oversized books may require additional shipping charges.

Domestic shipping: Under 2.2 lbs
Media Mail $4.00
Priority Mail $7.00

International shipping: Rates depend on weight and destination of package.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express