Discourses on Siva: Proceedings of a Symposium on the Nature of Religious Imagery
Author: Michael W. Meister
362 pages of text plus 276 black & white photographic illustrations with descriptions. A collection of essays on the nature of religious imagery in Indian art.
Focusing on Saivite monuments, Saivite iconography, iconology, literary sources and forms of Siva. There are 24 contributors from numerous scholarly fields. Essays include: Evolution of the Linga – Significance and Scope of Pre-Kusana Saivite Iconography – Early forms of Siva – Nand, Parel, Kalyanpur: Saiva images as Meditational Constructs – Lakulisa and early Saivite temples in Orissa – Lakulisa: Saivite Saint – Placement and significance of erotic sculptures at Khajuraho – Myth, Cult, and Cetana at the Kailasa Temple, Ellora – Iconography and Significance of the Brhadisvara Templke, Tanjavur – Musical art and Esoteric Theism.
Hardcover with jacket, some minor age spots to text edges, otherwise in very good condition. 11 by 8.75 inches.