Author: Krishna DevaPublisher: Archaelogical Survey of IndiaYear: 1990Language: EnglishPages: 405ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This work is a comprehensive scientific treatise critically examining and evaluating all aspects of the art and architecture of Khajuraho.Volume 1 deals with each molding and features of all the standing temples and describes each of the thousands of images and sculptures with which these monuments are adorned. Volume 2 carries 127 plates besides figures and temple plans. The Khajuraho temples, combining architectural grandeur with sculptural exuberance, are among the most picturesque and best preserved monuments of India and represent the zenith of her architectural genius. Marking one of the perfect moments of India's aesthetic sensibility, these temples provide a visual record of the medieval Indian world-view which reveled as much in religious symbolism as in the courtly preoccupations with embellishment of temples, war and hunting and festivities and pageantry.The author has recorded in this work each constituent of the plan and design of the Khajuraho temples and described all the images and sculptures with which they are richly laden. This book will remain a standard work of reference and will be a veritable mine of information for scholars of Indian art and culture in general and of Indian architecture and iconography in particular.