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Nepal: A Guide to the Art and Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley
By: Michael Hutt

Nepal: A Guide to the Art and Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley, Michael Hutt


 
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Author: Michael Hutt
Format: Paperback (5.5x1.6x7.9 inches)
ISBN: 9788187392828
Publication Date: 2010


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Nepal fills a long dorment gap in the literature of this spectacular region and is a product of many years of individual research by scholars of Nepal's history, religion, art and sociology. It draws on a variety of authoritative studies of Nepal's cultural history that have been published in Europeon and Nepalese languages.The guide begins with an overview of the history of Nepal. This focuses on the Kathmandu Valley, with its rich and sophisticated culture, but also outlines developments of historical importance outside the valley. This is followed by a detailed introduction to religion as it is practised in here, the focus is on Hinduism and Buddhism, and on the major deities of each tradition, their relationship to one another, and their representation in art and sculpture.There are also introductory chapters on the main forms of architecture and the principal art painting, stone sculpture, metalcasting and woodcarving.The second part of the book consists of in-depth descriptions of specific sites within the Kathmandu Valley, each written by a scholar who has a long and intimate acquaintance, with the temples, palaces, stupas and other monuments he or she describes. The book is copiously illustrated with photographs in monochrome and colour, and contains maps and line -drawings. There is a chronology and a full glossary of Nepali, Newari and Sanskrit terms.Although writtern mainly by academics, the book is intended for a general readership.

Nepal: A Guide to the Art and Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley, Michael Hutt, Adroit Publishers, Paperback (5.5x1.6x7.9 inches) 240 pages, $45.00

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