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Indian temple sculpture

Author: John Guy
Publisher: London : V & A, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This innovative book is themed around Indian temple arts as instruments of worship - devotional sculptures which embody, through the combined authority of the aesthetic and the symbolic, powerful religious experiences. It examines Indian religious sculpture in the temple context - its cosmological meaning, its function within the architectural schema and its dynamic interactive role in worship. Accessible and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guy, John, 1949-
Indian temple sculpture.
London : V & A, 2007
(OCoLC)608428945
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Guy
ISBN: 9781851775095 1851775099
OCLC Number: 77013191
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map, portrait ; 29 cm
Contents: Religious sculpture of the Indian subcontinent. Sacred word, sacred image ; The image house ; Icons of devotion ; Myths made manifest --
The rules of design : the Śāstric tradition. Sculpture and the śāstras ; Reflected image : efficacy in Indian temple sculpture ; Raising up the image ; Measuring man ; The maker ; Opening the eyes : the consecration rituals --
The temple setting. The temple as body ; Form ; Function --
Devotion and temple worship. Temple worship ; Devotion and darśana --
seeing God ; Temple pūjās and festivals --
Iconography and emotion. Expressing emotion and aesthetic delight : rasa in Indian sculpture ; Reading the signs --
Manifestations and appearances. Śiva liṅga ; Śiva's manifestations ; Vāsudeva/Viṣṅu ; Dasavatāras ; The goddess ; Nature personified --
Glossary.
Responsibility: John Guy.
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Illustrated with the V&A's unrivalled collection of South-Asian sculpture, this work looks at Indian temple sculpture, as an instrument of worship which embodies powerful religious experience. It  Read more...

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