Exploring India'S Sacred Art Selected Writings Of Stella Kramrisch Ed. & With A Biographical Essay
Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, Apr 30, 1994 - 356 pages
Exploring India's Sacred Art presents a selection of Stella Kramrisch's influential essays, along with a biographical essay. The writings collected here emphasize the cultural and symbolic values of Indian art. The first section discusses the social and religious contexts of art. This is followed by essays on various forms of ritual art. The section entitled The Subtle Body is derived from her term for the form that underlies concrete shapes; it includes studies of literary and visual symbolism. Further essays concentrate on formal and technical aspects of temple structure and painting in the context of their symbolic meaning. Over 150 illustrations, many of them prepared especially for this volume, provide a vital visual dimension to her writings. Also included is Joseph Dye's comprehensive bibliography of her works. Exploring India's Sacred Art testifies to the life and work of one of this century's greatest art scholars and provides an unparalleled source of insight into Indian art and culture.
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A Bibliography of the Writings of Stella Kramrisch 19191981
PATRON AND PRACTICE
THE SUBTLE BODY
Illustrations 57 Gangita Yaksa Bharhut
An Image of AditiUttanapad
I0 Figural Sculpture of the Gupta Period
Wall and Image in Indian Art 1958
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Agni Aiyanar Ajanta animal appear architecture Artihus Asiae artist Asvins belongs Bengal Bharhut Bhil Bihar Bodhgaya Bodhisattva Brahman Buddha Buddhist Calcutta carved cave 17 century A.D. chariot color Coomaraswamy craftsman curves dark deﬁnite deity earth face fataka ﬁeld ﬁfth century ﬁg ﬁgures ﬁgurines ﬁnds ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂame ﬂat ﬂoor ﬂowing goddess gods ground Gupta period head heaven Hindu Hindu temple horse Image and Temple Indian art Indian Sculpture Indian Society Indra kantha Khajuraho Kusana later light lotus ﬂower manifestation Mathura modeling Mohenjo-daro movement Museum ninth century Oriental Art ournal painting Pataliputra Pﬁsan pillar plastic proﬁle purusa Pusan relief Review Rg Veda rhythm rites ritual sacred sacriﬁce Sanchi Sarnath Savitr scenes shape signiﬁcance Siva Society of Oriental Soma space Stella Kramrisch stone style Subtle Body surface Surya symbol terracotta texts tion tradition tribal Unknown India Usnisa village Vishnu Visnudharmottara visual wall worship