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Early Indian Sculpture
Early Indian Sculpture
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These profusely illustrated volumes offer a scholarly analysis of Indian sculpture from c. 300 BC to c. 500 AD. The dates chosen are not arbitrary, for although a highly civilized nation existed in the North long before the Aryan and Dravidian invasion, little is known about the art of India before the fourth century BC. In the third century AD, during the Gupta period, an important change took place in the Indian spirit : sensualism was to be divorced from spiritualism for a long time. Within these boundaries, the eminent scholar distinguishes three phases: an early period, full of confusion and contradiction; a middle or golden period, full of order and strength; and a late period, full of exuberance both of form and outlook. The author's excellent chronology and detailed descriptions cover the Maurya period, when Chandragupta (321-297) wished to imitate the magnificence of Alexander's court; figural sculpture and memorial pillars of Asoka, Chandragupta's grandson; the relief's from Barhut in the Center and from Amaravati in the South; the magnificent Buddhist alto-relievo at Sanchi; the sculpture of the Gandhara school; and the Buddhist sculpture of the North-West, North and South. Throughout the centuries studies in the relationship between sculpture and architecture is explored. From the very start there seemed to be a desire to subject structure to sculpture, even though in the middle period - between 50 BC and 75 AD - last period examined, the victory of sculpture was complete, when the representations on the stupas of Amaravati threw a glittering net over the entire structure.

Contents

Preface

    Notes

List of Plates

  1. The Beginnings
      The Maurya Period
      Figural Sculpture
      Notes

  2. Early Sculpture in India
      Notes
    The Early Phase
      Notes
    The Golden Age
      Notes
    The Late Period
      Notes

  3. The Sculpture of Gandhara
      Notes
    The Beginning
      Notes
    The Development
      Notes

  4. Buddha Statues in North-West, North, and South India
      Notes
    North-West India
      Notes
    North India
      Notes
    South India
      Notes

Conclusion
    Notes

Bibliography

Index

Plates 1-62

Plates 63-161


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Early Indian Sculpture

Item Code:
IAB73
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1973
ISBN:
812150337X
Language:
English
Size:
11.4" X 9.0"
Pages:
184 (B & W Illus: 161, 2 Vols. bound in one)
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About the Book:

These profusely illustrated volumes offer a scholarly analysis of Indian sculpture from c. 300 BC to c. 500 AD. The dates chosen are not arbitrary, for although a highly civilized nation existed in the North long before the Aryan and Dravidian invasion, little is known about the art of India before the fourth century BC. In the third century AD, during the Gupta period, an important change took place in the Indian spirit : sensualism was to be divorced from spiritualism for a long time. Within these boundaries, the eminent scholar distinguishes three phases: an early period, full of confusion and contradiction; a middle or golden period, full of order and strength; and a late period, full of exuberance both of form and outlook. The author's excellent chronology and detailed descriptions cover the Maurya period, when Chandragupta (321-297) wished to imitate the magnificence of Alexander's court; figural sculpture and memorial pillars of Asoka, Chandragupta's grandson; the relief's from Barhut in the Center and from Amaravati in the South; the magnificent Buddhist alto-relievo at Sanchi; the sculpture of the Gandhara school; and the Buddhist sculpture of the North-West, North and South. Throughout the centuries studies in the relationship between sculpture and architecture is explored. From the very start there seemed to be a desire to subject structure to sculpture, even though in the middle period - between 50 BC and 75 AD - last period examined, the victory of sculpture was complete, when the representations on the stupas of Amaravati threw a glittering net over the entire structure.

Contents

Preface

    Notes

List of Plates

  1. The Beginnings
      The Maurya Period
      Figural Sculpture
      Notes

  2. Early Sculpture in India
      Notes
    The Early Phase
      Notes
    The Golden Age
      Notes
    The Late Period
      Notes

  3. The Sculpture of Gandhara
      Notes
    The Beginning
      Notes
    The Development
      Notes

  4. Buddha Statues in North-West, North, and South India
      Notes
    North-West India
      Notes
    North India
      Notes
    South India
      Notes

Conclusion
    Notes

Bibliography

Index

Plates 1-62

Plates 63-161


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