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Description - Indian Temple Sculpture by John Guy

This innovative book, illustrated with the V&A's unrivalled collection of South-Asian sculpture, looks at Indian temple sculpture in context, as an instrument of worship which embodies powerful religious experience. John Guy considers its cosmological meaning, its origins, the temple setting and the role of sculpture within it and reveals the vivid rituals and traditions still in practice today. It is also a fascinating introduction to the principal iconographic forms in the three traditional religions of the Indian subcontinent, Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, with the principal deities presented through their myths and manifestations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851775095
ISBN-10: 1851775099
Format: Hardback
(281mm x 221mm x 23mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: V & A Publications
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Guy

John Guy is Senior Curator of South and South-East Art in the Asian Department of the V&A. Major publications include Arts of India: 1550-1900 (V&A 1990), Indian Art and Connoisseurship (1995, ed.), Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition (1998) and Woven Cargoes: Indian Textiles in the East (1998).

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