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Synopsis: This beautifully illustrated book provides a unique consideration of the magnificent tradition of Indian sculpture and offers valuable insight into the inspiration behind it. Much of Indian sculpture is sacred in purpose, embodying religious beliefs and philosophical ideals. It is at the same time deeply sensual, celebrating the human body in all its astonishing variety, and has been used to portray the gods and goddesses of Hinduism, as well as the saviors and saints of Buddhism and Jainism. The fusion of earthly and transcendent realms is conveyed by transformations, poses, and gestures whose symbolism is understood by every adherent of these great religions.
Produced to accompany the traveling exhibition of the same name, Human and Divine highlights the achievements of a dynamic artistic tradition and explains what Indian sculpture means and why it looks as it does. The sculptures—made from stone, bronze, terracotta, marble, ivory, and wood—are drawn from British public and private collections and date from ancient times to the early twentieth century.
Balraj Khanna outlines the early history of Indian sculpture and places it in its cultural and religious context. George Michell describes the various forms and styles that have developed in the different regions of India and explains the significance of specific works.
About the Author: Artist and writer Balraj Khanna and writer and archaeologist George Michell selected works that appear in the exhibition Human and Divine. Khanna also curated Kalighat: Indian Popular Painting, 1800-1930 and Krishna: The Divine Lover. Michell was involved in the selection of sculptures for the Hayward Gallery's exhibition In the Image of Man—The Indian Perception of the Universe through 2000 Years of Painting and Sculpture; he was also the curator of Living Wood: Sculptural Traditions of Southern India.
Title: HUMAN AND DIVINE: 2000 YEARS OF INDIAN ...
Publisher: London Hayward Gallery Publishing 2000.
Publication Date: 1997
Book Description National Touring Exhibitions (Hayward Gallery), 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2416076
Book Description 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Published in 2000, paperback, medium size, paperback, both covers fine, internally very good, , illustrated in black & white & colour, colour plates, black & white plates. Bookseller Inventory # BBI1556825
Book Description University of California Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G1853322105I3N00
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Book Description Haywood Gallery Publishing, London, 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. First Edition. highlights the achievements of a dynamic artistic tradition, and explains why Indian sculpture looks as it does and what it means. 84 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 5001083
Book Description University of California Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1853322105
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Book Description National Touring Exhibitions, 2000. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Rústica ilustrada. 84 págs. Catálogo. Escultura. Expo. Southampton 2000-2001. Obra nueva, sin recorrido comercial. Fotog. color. Arte y Catálogo de exposiciones / Libros de Importación. Restos de edición. Bookseller Inventory # 001959
Book Description Hayward Gallery Publishing, London, 2000. 84p., 75 colored illus., map, original stiff printed wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 031563