The Antiquity of Nepalese Wood Carving: A Reassessment
Author: Mary Shepherd Slusser
With a contribution by Paul Jett
325 pages with 201 illustrations, 113 in color, notes, bibliography, and index. The author Dr. Mary Slusser, revises our perceptions of the dating of wooden sculpture of the Kathmandu valley to put them at the sixth or seventh century. With meticulous research and documentation, together with the authors own photographic archive and new images, a wealth of previously unsuspected detail is revealed.
Contents include: Introduction; The Strut in Traditional Newar-Style Architecture; Figural Struts, ca. 660-1300; Struts: Historical Perspectives and Dates; Style and Iconography of the Figural Struts; The Indian Antecedents of the Nepalese Figural Struts; The Temple Facade and Monastery Court; Appendices, glossary, references and sources.
Hardcover with jacket, a new book, very light surface wear. 12 by 8.5 inches.