Indian Temple Sculpture
- Publication Date: January 10, 2018
- Imprint: V & A Publishing
- Trim Size: 7 7⁄8 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781851779192
- Page Count: 192
- Illustrations: 150 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations
- Rights: North America
Illustrated with the Victoria and Albert Museum’s unrivaled collection of South Asian sculpture, this freshly redesigned volume makes John Guy’s classic study available once again. This is the first book to look at Indian temple sculpture within its full context, from religion and ritual to architecture and iconography. An excellent introduction to the three traditional religions of the Indian subcontinent—Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism—through the myths and manifestations of the principal deities, Indian Temple Sculpture will fascinate all those interested in Indian culture.
"Essential and beautiful…this lavishly illustrated book is a welcome and much needed addition to the subject of Indian religious Art."Royal Academy Magazine —
About the author
John Guy is curator of the arts of South and Southeast Asia at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and former senior curator of South and Southeast Art in the Asian Department of the V&A. He has served as an advisor to UNESCO on historical sites in Southeast Asia. He lives in New York.