Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum

Volume 2: Art from the Himalayas and China

Pratapaditya Pal

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January 11, 2004
288 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 1/2
57 duotone + 211 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300099263
Cloth

Published in association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation

These lavishly illustrated books are the first and second in a series of three cataloguing the Asian art collection at the Norton Simon Museum. Each work of art is fully illustrated and discussed, and both volumes include substantial introductions that shed light on the aesthetic and metaphysical underpinnings of these masterpieces.
Volume 1 focuses on sculptures from the Indian subcontinent, except those from the Himalayas. Representing almost all schools of Indian sculptural art and three major religions--Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism--the works span two millennia, from the second century B.C.E. to the eighteenth century C.E. The collection’s many highlights include a particularly fine assemblage of South Indian bronzes of the Chola period.
Volume 2 concentrates on sculptures and paintings from the Indian states of Jammu, Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh, as well as the countries of Nepal, Tibet, and China. These works date from the fifth to the twentieth century. The collection’s many highlights include Buddhist bronzes from Nepal, folk bronzes from Himachal Pradesh, and thankas and metalwork from Tibet.
Pratapaditya Pal is an internationally recognized authority on the art of South and Southeast Asia and is Fellow for Research at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California.
Published in association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation

Pratapaditya Pal is an internationally recognized authority on the art of South and Southeast Asia and is Fellow for Research at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California.

“The descriptive catalogue entries are a well-balanced mixture of iconographic analysis and comparative discussion. … The introduction to this catalogue is a clear, and often eloquent, presentation of the religious, iconographic and architectural context intrinsic to an understanding of the complex and heterogeneous art… Pal’s catalogue with its fluidly written text accompanied by black-and-white and colour illustrations of every object in the collection is a welcome and significant contribution to the growing literature on the art of the Indian subcontinent.” - Rekha Morris, Burlington Magazine
Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum
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