Puja and Piety : Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent
'a visually stunning coffee table conversation piece, and a stellar tool for use in a classroom to provide graphic, tactical examples of function and worship. Puja and Piety is a photographic journey exploring the intricate relationship that art holds within religion and lived spirituality' - Reading Religion
A richly illustrated book of Indian devotional artworks
Puja and Piety celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent. This beautiful and authoritative catalogue presents some 150 objects created over the past two millennia for temples, home worship, festivals, and roadside shrines including painted temple hangings, portable pictures for pilgrims and wooden chariots.
Featuring an introduction by the eminent art historian and curator Pratapaditya Pal; accessible essays on each religious tradition by Stephen P. Huyler, John E. Cort, and Christian Luczanits; and useful guides to iconography and terms by Debashish Banerji, this richly illustrated catalogue will provide a lasting resource for readers interested in South Asian art and spirituality.
Published in association with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Exhibition
- Author: Pratapaditya Pal
- Hardcover: 256 pages | 200 colour illustrations
- Date published: April 2016
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0520288478
- Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 23.5 cm