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The Buddhist Art of Nagarjunakonda

The Buddhist Art of Nagarjunakonda
$60.00
Item Code: IDC127
Author: Elizabeth Rosen Stone
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 1994
ISBN: 8120808282
Pages: 145
Cover: HardCover
Other Details: 11.25" X 8.75"
About the Book:

Nagarjunakonda is one of the richest sources of Buddhist narrative sculpture discovered in India during the twentieth century. From the time of its initial discovery in 1925, the site underwent several excavations until 1960, when the area was flooded to provide for Nagarjunasagar Dam. In the last years of the excavations, the area was excavated by over 100 trained archaeologists, and over 1,000 field laborers. Although finds from Nagarjunakonda were sporadically published in the archaeological and epigraphical literature, as well as being included in broader studies, The Buddhist Art of Nagarjunakonda is the first book to discuss Nagarjunakonda from the art historical point of view, and establishes the first chronology for the art of Nagarjunakonda. Amongst the most important aspects of Nagarjunakonda as demonstrated in the book, is that it documents significant changes in Buddhism of South India, and provides abundant evidence for the beginnings of the Mahayana faith in that area. Nagarjunakonda further documents the impact of trade with the Western world, at the time when Buddhist narrative sculpture had reached its final phase in South India.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Rosen Stone was born and educated in New York City. Her interest in Buddhist art and in Nagarjunakonda stem from her earliest days as a graduate student at New York University while studying with Alexander C. Soper. She received her Ph. D. from New York University under the guidance of Stella Kramrisch, while also studying Buddhism and Sanskrit at Columbia University with Alex Wayman. She has taught at several universities in the United States, and has lectured widely on Indian Art throughout the United States, India and Europe. During the Festival of India, she presented the first exhibition of Jain art held in the United States at the New York Public Library.

Dr. Stone currently teaches Indian Art at New York University.

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LIST OF FIGURES

CHAPTER I
	THE IKSVAKUS AND THE BUDDHIST TRADITION OF NAGARJUNAKONDA

CHAPTER II THE EVOLUTION OF THE NAGARJUNAKONDA STYLE

CHAPTER III RELATED SITES IN ANDHRA PRADESH: GUMMIDIDURRU AND GOLI

CHAPTER IV THE BEGRAM IVORIES

CHAPTER V CONCLUSION

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

FIGURES

Of Related Interest :

Complete Collection of Books on Buddhist Art

Articles on Buddhist Art


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