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Geometrical Patterns of Ancient Icons

A.P.Singh

Published by Agam kala Prakashan, 2010
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Contents Preface 1 Stage of Human Evolution Anatomical Features and Geometrical Patterns of Torso of Icons of Different Sects of Ancient India 2 Ancient Icons Iconographical Features of Ancient Icons under Different Trends of India 3 Icon Worship Tantriccult and Tantric Centres of Ancient India 4 Hand Poses Ornaments Drapery Asanas Standing Sitting Sayana Dancing and Bhanga Postures of Ancient Icons 5 Conclusion Bibliography Index Iconography means not merely the mechanical description and identification of an image but also the study of various aspects which lead to the growth of cultThe worship of Icons originated right from prehistoric period The excavation of Mohan Jodaro and Harappa substenciate to this fact It is a critical study of geometrical patterns of Icons of different sects of various dynasties of ancient India Besides this it enables us to visualize with the idea of anatomical details of human body The present book dealing with various aspects of Icons of Hindu Iconography Here an attempt has been made for the first time to examine critically the genesis of geometrical patterns of ancient Icons Tantric cult and tantric rituals under the tantric centres of ancient India in the medieval period associated with Brahmanical Hinduism as well as Mahayanas or vajrayana form of Buddhism attained full development of India The work has been very well illustrated with numerous photographs and figures that add to pictorial value of the book jacket 156 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 84973

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Title: Geometrical Patterns of Ancient Icons

Publisher: Agam kala Prakashan

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: 18 figs, 59 plates

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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