The Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves

Artistic Wonder of Ancient Buddhist India

Book - 1998
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British soldiers on a hunting expedition in 1819 chanced upon the Ajanta caves, located some 200 miles northeast of Bombay, housing paintings and sculptures from the second century BC to the sixth century AD. Behl has used long exposures to clearly photograph these works which represent the efforts of early followers of Buddha and evidence painting styles that first developed in India and traveled with the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia. The 200-plus illustrations, 189 in color, are accompanied by descriptive and interpretive text and preceded by an extended introduction giving an overview of Buddhism and discussing, among other topics, the site of the caves, working methods and scale, preservation of the paintings, and the impact of Ajanta on Asian art. Oversize: 10.5x12 Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1998
ISBN: 9780810919839
Branch Call Number: 751.73 B41
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Nigam, Sangitika


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