Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal and Tibet In The John and Berthe Ford Collection.
Author: Pratapaditya Pal.
Signed by John and Berthe Ford, Hiram Woodward, and, presumably, P.Pal.
348 pages, 193 entries with commentary and color illustrations, the majority full-page. An outstanding collection of art, well illustrated and with full commentary.
Contents: 2 introductory essays: Desire and Devotion by P. Pal; Artistic Production, Religious Practice by Hiram Woodward.
The Catalogue – Sculpture From the Indian Subcontinent: Nature, Women and Auspiciousness; Deities of the Shaiva Group; Deities of the Vaishnava Group; Jain and Buddhist Deities. Indian Paintings: Jain Themes; Shaiva Themes; Vaishnava Themes; Courtly Pursuits, Portraits and Earthly Delights; Musical Themes. Nepal: Sculpture; Paintings. Tibet: Paintings and Book Covers; Sculpture; Objects for Ritual Use. With map, inscriptions, bibliography, and index.
Paperbound, edges with very light handling wear, cover clean and very good, contents excellent. 11.75 by 9 inches.