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Indian Art and Aesthetics: Endeavours in Interpretation

 
Kamal Giri (Editor) Maruti Nandan Prasad Tiwari (Editor)
Synopsis Indian art reflects the intimate relationship of ideas and life along with material and spiritual world, expressed through different visual forms in sculpture, painting and architecture. This book aims at presenting various shades of Indian art in a historical perspectives and contains not only the unpublished material but also the analyses and fresh interpretations on different aspects of Indian art including Buddhist and Jaina iconography, aesthetics and art appreciation and painting. The discussions on the Indian jade-carving, rare yogini, Visvarupa and Visnu images are also significant. The present volume thus aims at documenting and analyzing some of the living and past traditions of Indian art. Profusely illustrated, the book will be equally useful for the scholars, researchers and all others interested in the art heritage of India.
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About the authors

Kamal Giri

Prof. Kamal Giri, Hon. Joint Director, Jnana-Pravaha-Centre for Cultural Studies, Varanasi, recently retired from the Department of History of Art, Banaras Hindu University after completing thirty-three years of teaching assignment. She has published more than 100 research papers on different aspects of Indian Art and Culture and presented papers in the seminars in India and abroad. She has five books to her credit on Indian Art and Culture and presented papers in the seminars in India and abroad. She has five books to her credit on Indian Art and Culture. She has been the Assistant Editor of Chhavi: Felicitation Volume of Rai Krishnadas (1981) and the Editor of Khajuraho in Perspective (1994). She has also been editing Kala: The Journal of Indian Art History Congress since 1995-96.

Maruti Nandan Prasad Tiwari

Prof. Maruti Nandan Tiwari is the Head of the Department of History of Art, Banaras Hindu University. He did his Ph. D. in Jaina Iconography and has worked extensively on different areas of Indian Art. Besides 100 research articles, Prof. Tiwari has seven books to his credit which include Jaina Pratimavijnana, Elements of Jaina Iconography, Jaina Art of Khajuraho, Ambika in Jaina Art and Literature, Madhyaklina Bharatiya Murtikala (joint), Madhyakalina Bharatiya Pratimalaksana (joint), kasi ke Mandira aur Murtiyan (joint), and Jaina KalaTirtha: Deogarh (joint), Prof. Tiwari also organized an International Seminar on the Art of Khajuraho at Khajuraho in February 1987 and edited the Proceedings of the Seminar Jointly with Prof. Kamal Giri. He is also the Editor of Kala: The Journal of Indian Art History Congress.

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Title Indian Art and Aesthetics: Endeavours in Interpretation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173052638
length xii+110p., Figures; Col. & B/w Plates; Notes; References; 30cm.