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Desire and Devotion - Asia Fine Books

Desire and Devotion


Publisher: Walters Art Museum/Philip Wilson publishers

Place Published: London

Date Published: 2001

Book Condition: Very Good

Binding: Paperbound

Edition: First edition

1 in stock

Product Description

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 ┬áthe 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.