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Author Michell, George.

Title Hindu art and architecture / George Michell
Published New York : Thames & Hudson, [2000]
London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, c2000


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Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Series World of art
World of art.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: Hinduism and its visual expression -- Ch. 2. Beginnings: second century B.C. to second century A.D. -- Ch. 3. Early Maturity: fifth to ninth centuries -- Ch. 4. Culmination: tenth to thirteenth centuries -- Ch. 5. Revival: fifteenth to eighteenth centuries -- Ch. 6. Lesser Traditions: from the nineteenth century to the present -- Map of India
Summary "The book first introduces Hinduism, its gods, the symbolic basis for its architecture and the system of royal patronage that led to the creation of so many temples and their attendant works of art. It then demonstrates artistic continuities down to the present day in the different regions of the Indian subcontinent, confirming the vibrancy of the visual world of Hinduism - from Khajuraho and other great temples, through profound and beautiful works of sculpture such as Shiva dancing the eternal dance of creation and destruction, to exquisite paintings of the loves of Krishna and poetic musical modes."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214) and index
Subject Hindu architecture.
Hindu art -- India.
Hindu art.
Hindu symbolism.
LC no. 00100590
ISBN 0500203377 (paperback)