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The Body Adorned

Sacred and Profane in Indian Art

The Body Adorned( )
Author: Dehejia, Vidya
ISBN:978-0-231-14028-7
Publication Date:Mar 2009
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $146.00
Book Description:

The sensuous human form-elegant and eye-catching-is the dominant feature of premodern Indian art. From the powerful god Shiva, greatest of all yogis and most beautiful of all beings, to stone dancers twisting along temple walls, the body in Indian art is always richly adorned. Alankara (ornament) protects the body and makes it complete and attractive; to be unornamented is to invite misfortune. In The Body Adorned, Vidya Dehejia, who has dedicated her career...
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Book Details
Pages:219
Detailed Subjects: Art / Asian / Indian & South Asian
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):18.6 x 25.7 x 2.078 cm
Book Weight:0.902 Kilograms



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