Hindu Art

Hindu Art
Author: T. Richard Blurton
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780674391895
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Art Book Excerpt:

From the linga of Shiva to ritual lamps, from a Vishnu temple to a heap of stones streaked with sacred vermilion, from illustrations of the epic adventures of Rama to a terracotta goddess figurine, the art Hinduism has inspired over the centuries is as rich and various as the religion itself - and, for most Westerners, as unknown. Hindu Art offers a key to this mystery. A splendid, richly illustrated introduction, the book opens to readers the manifold glories of the religious art of the Indian subcontinent. The narratives that Hindu artists illustrate, the gods they depict, and the forms they observe are the products of thousands of years of tradition and development. In a survey that stretches back to prehistory, T. Richard Blurton discusses religious, cultural and historical influences that figure in Hindu art, as well as those that Hinduism shares with Buddhism and Jainism. Tracing the development of Hindu art, he shows how it has come to embrace the widely varying styles of regions from Nepal to Afghanistan, from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh. Against this historical background, Blurton considers the use of images from the three major cults of Hinduism - the worship of Shiva, Vishnu and the Great Goddess - in painting, sculpture and temple architecture. As fascinating as it is informative, Hindu Art offers invaluable insight into one of the world's great and ancient cultures. It will prove an indispensable resource for anyone with an interest in the art of India.

The Hindu Temple

The Hindu Temple
Author: George Michell
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1988-09-15
ISBN: 9780226532301
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hindu Temple Book Excerpt:

A reprint with a new preface of the Harper edition (1977) of Michell's standard introduction. He explains the cultural, religious, and architectural significance of the temple, illustrating his points with many photographs, building plans, and drawings of architectural details. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Contributions to Asian Studies

Contributions to Asian Studies
Author: Brill Academic Publishers
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 109
Release: 1974-12-01
ISBN: 9789004039674
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A World History of Art

A World History of Art
Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 936
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781856694513
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World History of Art Book Excerpt:

Over two decades this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humanity's artistic heritage. From our paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion. In this Seventh Edition, the text has been revised to embrace developments in archaeology and art historical research, while the renowned contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the discussion of the past twenty years, providing a new perspective on the latest developments. The insight, elegance and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented by 1458 superb illustrations, half of which are now in colour. These images, together with the numerous maps and architectural plans, have been chosen to represent the most significant chronological, regional and individual styles of artistic expression.

Modern Hinduism

Modern Hinduism
Author: Torkel Brekke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 019879083X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Hinduism Book Excerpt:

The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism focuses on developments resulting from movements within the tradition as well as contact between India and the outside world through both colonialism and globalization. Divided into three parts, part one considers the historical background to modern conceptualizations of Hinduism. Moving away from the reforms of the 19th and early 20th century, part two includes five chapters each presenting key developments and changes in religious practice in modern Hinduism. Part three moves to issues of politics, ethics, and law. This section maps and explains the powerful legal and political contexts created by the modern state--first the colonial government and then the Indian Republic--which have shaped Hinduism in new ways. The last two chapters look at Hinduism outside India focusing on Hinduism in Nepal and the modern Hindu diaspora.

The Oxford History of Hinduism Modern Hinduism

The Oxford History of Hinduism  Modern Hinduism
Author: Torkel Brekke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 0192508202
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford History of Hinduism Modern Hinduism Book Excerpt:

The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism focuses on developments resulting from movements within the tradition as well as contact between India and the outside world through both colonialism and globalization. Divided into three parts, part one considers the historical background to modern conceptualizations of Hinduism. Moving away from the reforms of the 19th and early 20th century, part two includes five chapters each presenting key developments and changes in religious practice in modern Hinduism. Part three moves to issues of politics, ethics, and law. This section maps and explains the powerful legal and political contexts created by the modern state—first the colonial government and then the Indian Republic—which have shaped Hinduism in new ways. The last two chapters look at Hinduism outside India focusing on Hinduism in Nepal and the modern Hindu diaspora.

Hinduism and the Religious Arts

Hinduism and the Religious Arts
Author: Heather Elgood
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN: 0826498655
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism and the Religious Arts Book Excerpt:

The roots between the Hindu religion and the wider culture are deep and uniquely complex. No study of either ancient or contemporary Indian culture can be undertaken without a clear understanding of Hindu visual arts and their sources in religious belief and practice. Defining what is meant by religion - no such term exists in Sanskrit - and what is understood by Hindu ideals of beauty, Heather Elgood provides the best synthesis and critical study of recent scholarship on the topic. In addition, this book offers critical background information for anyone interested in the social and anthropological roots of artistic creativity, as well as the rites, practices and beliefs of the hundreds of millions of Hindus in the world today.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions  2 volumes
Author: Leslie D. Ross
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN: 0313342873
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

Two abundantly illustrated volumes offer a vibrant discussion of how the divine is and has been represented in art and architecture the world over. • 200 illustrations, including floor plans of churches, synagogues, and temples bring the discussions of art and architecture to life • An extensive bibliography enables further research

Hindu Buddhist Architecture in Southeast Asia

Hindu Buddhist Architecture in Southeast Asia
Author: Daigorō Chihara
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9789004105126
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Buddhist Architecture in Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

This book deals with the technical, artistic and architectural aspects of the Hindu and Buddhist monuments from the beginning until today in Southeast Asia.

Catalogue of the Objects of Indian Art Exhibited in the South Kensington Museum

Catalogue of the Objects of Indian Art Exhibited in the South Kensington Museum
Author: Henry Hardy Cole,William Tayler,South Kensington Museum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Journal of Indian Art

Journal of Indian Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hindu World

Hindu World
Author: Benjamin Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 0429624654
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu World Book Excerpt:

This work, first published in 1968, presents the fabulous world of Hinduism in its entirety in two volumes. It is the first general encyclopedia of Hinduism covering every major aspect of Hindu life and thought, embodying the results of modern scholarship yet not ignoring the traditional point of view. It contains over 700 articles, each of which gives a comprehensive account of the subject, and by a system of cross references interlinks all topics related to it, so that a single theme may be traced in all its ramifications through the whole book. An index of over 8,000 items, which in itself forms a veritable treasury of Sanskrit terms and names, will further assist the researcher finding their way among the lesser topics treated in the work.

Studying Hinduism

Studying Hinduism
Author: Sushil Mittal,Gene Thursby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2009-01-19
ISBN: 1134418299
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Hinduism Book Excerpt:

This book is an indispensable resource for students and researchers wishing to develop a deeper understanding of one of the world's oldest and most multifaceted religious traditions. Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, leading scholars in the field, have brought together a rich variety of perspectives which reflect the current lively state of the field. Studying Hinduism is the result of cooperative work by accomplished specialists in several fields that include anthropology, art, comparative literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, and sociology. Through these complementary and exciting approaches, students will gain a greater understanding of India's culture and traditions, to which Hinduism is integral. The book uses key critical terms and topics as points of entry into the subject, revealing that although Hinduism can be interpreted in sharply contrasting ways and set in widely varying contexts, it is endlessly fascinating and intriguing.

A Primer of Hinduism

A Primer of Hinduism
Author: D.S.Sarma
Publsiher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer of Hinduism Book Excerpt:

This book by D. S. Sarma, a well-known educationist and a learned exponent of Hinduism, briefly deals with all the fundamental doctrines of the Hindu religion and philosophy stitched in the form of questions and answers between a daughter and a father. The book is enriched with an article on Hinduism and an appendix consisting of selections from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. This primer will provide a good introduction on Hinduism to the school and college students.

Gardner s Art through the Ages Non Western Perspectives

Gardner s Art through the Ages  Non Western Perspectives
Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-01-05
ISBN: 1111784787
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gardner s Art through the Ages Non Western Perspectives Book Excerpt:

The 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: NON-WESTERN PERSPECTIVES takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide, as well as from The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, a special global timeline, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly). Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Indian Art in Detail

Indian Art in Detail
Author: Anna Libera Dallapiccola
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780674026919
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Art in Detail Book Excerpt:

The rich and diverse cultures of India are represented in exquisite detail in this book, which begins with a simple question: what is Indian art? Each thematically organized chapter delves into such topics as religion and myth, epics, festivals, courtly and village life, and the natural world.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gardner s Art through the Ages Backpack Edition Book C Non Western Art to 1300

Gardner s Art through the Ages  Backpack Edition  Book C  Non Western Art to 1300
Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1305544919
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gardner s Art through the Ages Backpack Edition Book C Non Western Art to 1300 Book Excerpt:

The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years just got easier to carry. GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: BACKPACK EDITION, BOOK C: NON-WESTERN ART TO 1300, 15e is part of a six-book set that provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions. GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on up-to-date and extensive scholarship, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, and the consistent voice of a single storyteller. Author and award-winning scholar-professor Fred Kleiner continues to set the standard for art history textbooks, combining impeccable and authoritative scholarship with an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts--all reproduced according to the highest standards of clarity and color fidelity. The Fifteenth Edition includes new images, new boxed features, updated maps, Google Earth coordinates for every artwork and site in the text, expanded coverage of South and Southeast Asian art, and more. In addition, more than 40 reviewers contributed to the accuracy and readability of this edition. For half-year and Western-only courses, books within the six-book set can be purchased individually. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Oriental Art and Symbolism

Foundations of Oriental Art and Symbolism
Author: Titus Burckhardt
Publsiher: World Wisdom, Inc
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1933316721
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Oriental Art and Symbolism Book Excerpt:

This fascinating edited collection of art historian Titus Burckhardt's most important writings on Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist art is lavishly illustrated with 140 superb examples of Oriental art, architecture, statuary, and painting.