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Desire and devotion : art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford collection

Author: Pratapaditya PalHiram W WoodwardWalters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.)Santa Barbara Museum of Art.Albuquerque Museum.All authors
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Walters Art Museum ; London : Philip Wilson, 2001.
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"The collection of John and Berthe Ford represents one of the most important private holdings of Indian and Himalayan art in the world. Certain objects have been widely exhibited; others have never been publicly shown. The exhibition and the accompanying publication bring together works from both India and the Himalayas, demonstrating the range and depth of the Ford collection, providing an extraordinary overview of  Read more...
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Pal, Pratapaditya.
Desire and devotion.
Baltimore, Md. : Walters Art Museum ; London : Philip Wilson, 2001
(OCoLC)606640498
Named Person: John Gilmore Ford; Berthe Ford; Berthe Ford; John Gilmore Ford
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pratapaditya Pal; Hiram W Woodward; Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.); Santa Barbara Museum of Art.; Albuquerque Museum.; Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.)
ISBN: 0856675377 9780856675379 0911886532 9780911886535 0856675490 9780856675492
OCLC Number: 48529465
Notes: Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Md. 20 October 2001-13 January 2002; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, Calif. 2 March 2002-2 June 2002; the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, N.M. 7 September 2002-5 January 2003; and the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Ala. 9 March-25 May 2003.
Description: 348 pages : color illustrations, map ; 30 cm
Other Titles: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford collection
Responsibility: Pratapaditya Pal ; with an essay by Hiram Woodward.

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"The collection of John and Berthe Ford represents one of the most important private holdings of Indian and Himalayan art in the world. Certain objects have been widely exhibited; others have never been publicly shown. The exhibition and the accompanying publication bring together works from both India and the Himalayas, demonstrating the range and depth of the Ford collection, providing an extraordinary overview of 2,000 years of history; and illustrating enduring themes in the art of Southeast Asia with outstanding works of art." "The catalogue is accompanied by two introductory essays: "Introduction: Desire and Devotion," by Pratapaditya Pal, and "Artistic Production, Religious Practice: Material and Ideological Constraints," by Hiram Woodward."--Jacket.

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