In the Realm of Gods and Kings
This handsome book explores East Indian paintings, photographs, and works of art ranging from ivory combs to silver cream jugs and accompanies an exhibition at the Asia Society Museum. Spanning 1000 B.C. to the twentieth century, these artworks are beautifully presented in full-colour photographs and accompanied by a description of each item describing how it was made and used, as well as insight on the earthly or spiritual meanings in its design. In The Realm Of Gods And Kings particularly focuses upon artworks connected to East Indian religion, with subsections devoted to artworks that portray Shiva, Vishnu, Rama, Krishna, and Goddesses, and also artworks connected to court life, including the hunt, courtly manuscripts, and royal portraits.
Andrew Topsfield, the editor, has contributed background essays describing aspects of Indian life related to the themes explored in the book: The Sacred Realm: Nature, Temple, Gods, Goddesses, Saint and Sadhus; The Court: Courtly Life, The Hunt, Royal Portraits, Couples and Women, Courtly Manuscripts.
- Author: Andrew Topsfield
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Date published: April 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1781300145
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 23.6cm