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Visvarupa

Visvarupa

by T. S. Maxwell
     
 

Visvarupa is a term used in the Bhagavadgita to describe Arjuna's vision of Krsna manifested as God. This book traces, through the study of selected north Indian sculptures and bronzes, the various artistic attempts to achieve a plastic interpretation of that vision. Maxwell draws on Sanskrit texts to recount the stylistic and iconographical history of this cosmic

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Visvarupa is a term used in the Bhagavadgita to describe Arjuna's vision of Krsna manifested as God. This book traces, through the study of selected north Indian sculptures and bronzes, the various artistic attempts to achieve a plastic interpretation of that vision. Maxwell draws on Sanskrit texts to recount the stylistic and iconographical history of this cosmic deity from its origins to its decline, and explores relevant Saiva, Brahma, and Buddhist imagery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195621174
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/1989
Series:
Oxford University South Asian Studies Series
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.06(d)

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