ISBN 9780856675492,Art From India, Nepal And Tibet

Art From India, Nepal And Tibet


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ISBN 9780856675492

Timeless Books

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780856675492

ISBN-10 0856675490

Hard Back

Number of Pages 348 Pages
Language (English)


The collection of John and Berthe Ford represents one of the most important private holdings of Indian and Himalayan art in the world. Certain objects have been widely exhibited; others have never been publicly shown. The exhibition and the accompanying publication bring together works from both India and the Himalayas, demonstrating the range and depth of the Ford collection, providing an extraordinary overview of 2,000 years of history, and illustrating enduring themes in the art of Southeast Asia with outstanding works of art. The catalogue is accompanied by two introductory essays: "Introduction: Desire and Devotion," by Pratapaditya Pal, and "Artistic Production, Religious Practice: Material and Ideological Constraints," by Hiram Woodward