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  • Chola. Sacred Bronzes of Southern India [top]
    Written by Vidya Dehejia, John Guy, John Eskenazi, and Daud Ali. Translation of Auguste Rodin's texts about the two Chola representations of Shiva Nataraja (Lord of Dance): Caroline Beamish
    First published in 2006 in Great Britain by the Royal Academy of Arts, in hardback, 160pp, ISBN 190397383X
    Reprinted in 2006 in Great Britain by the Royal Academy of Arts, in paperback, 159pp, ISBN 9781903973844. Front cover: Detail of Catalogue Entry No. 1: Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance), 11th Century, Bronze

About this book: Between the 8th and the 13th Centuries, the Chola dynasty was the dominant cultural, religious, and political force in Southern India. The most spectacular elements of the dynasty's artistic legacy are its bronze representations of Shiva and other Hindu gods. This lavishly illustrated book presents nearly thirty of these exquisite works. Expert authors explore how and why the figures came to be made and examine the role they played within Hinduism and Chola culture. Sumptuous full-page illustrations and numerous details reveal the bronzes' sensuous beauty, which will be a revelation to a Western Audience

Contents:
President's Foreword: Sir Nicholas Grimshaw CBE. President of the Royal Academy of Arts
Map of The Chola Territories in Southern India, c. 850 - 1250
1. Parading the Gods: Bronze Devotional Images of Chola South India by John Guy
-Worship Beyond the Temple; The Cholas; The Processions; Democratising Worship; The Emergence of the Processional Icon; Chronology and Dating; Bronze Casting; Collecting South Indian Bronzes; Notes
Illustrations in Chapter 1:
Fig. 1. Small colour plate of Thomas Daniell 'The Great Bull: a Hindoo Idol at Tanjore'
Fig. 2. Photo of an icon of Shiva as Vrishabhavana is washed with the waters of the Kaveri River, Swetaranyeswarar Temple, Tanjavur, April 1993
Fig. 3. Photo of bejewelled and garlanded Shiva being paraded, Panguni Uttiram festival, Kapalishvara temple, Mylapur, Chennai, March 2003
Fig. 4. Nataraja shrine, Chidambaram temple, Tamil Nadu. Contemporary print
Fig. 5. Black and white photograph of a troupe of temple dancers at the Brahmotsava festival, Rajarajeshvara temple, Tanjavur, c.1940
Fig. 6. Watercolour on paper of 'Shaivite Procession at Night', Company School, Tanjavur, c. 1830
Fig. 7. Gouache on paper, 'Vaishnava Procession with Festival Car', c. 1800, inscribed 'Sree Rangam God set upon Chariate'
Fig. 8. Photograph (colour), taken in March 2003 of processional icons of Vishnu and his consorts, Brahmotsava festival, Cheluve Narayana temple, Melukote
Fig. 9. Photo taken in March 2003 of the processional icon of the poet-saint Sambandar being ritually cleaned by priests at a tank shrine during the Panguni Uttiram festival, Kapalishvara temple, Mylapur, Chennai
Fig. 10. Colour photo of processional icons being ritually cleansed with ash and scented waters, Swetaranyeswarar temple, Tanjavur
Fig. 11. Colour photo of the master bronze sculptor Sthapati Devasenapathy covering a wax model with wet clay, Swamimalai, Tanjavur
Fig. 12. Photo of miscast icon of the poet-saint Sambandar, Chola, 11th-12th Century, bronze, height 28cm
Fig. 13. Photo of gilt bronze statue of 'Standing Buddha' from Nagapattinam, Chola, late eleventh-twelfth century
Fig. 14. Black and white photograph of Uma-Parvati, Chola, circa 12th Century, bronze, h. 67cm

2. Beauty and the Body of God by Vidya Dehejia
-Shiva Imagery; Uma-Parvati; Vishnu Imagery; The Divine Couple; Notes
Illustrations on Chapter 2:
Fig. 15. Colour photo of the bronze statue of Shiva as Tripuravijaya (Victor of the Three Cities), c.920. h.77.5cm
Fig. 16. Colour photo of the bronze sculpture of Shiva as Somaskanda (with Uma and Skanda), c970, h.58.4cm
Fig. 17. Colour photo showing an image of a bronze Ganesha, decorated and adorned for a temple procession, Kapalishwara temple, Mylapur, Chennai
Fig. 18. Colour photo of a bronze statue of Uma Parameshvari (Great Goddess Uma), c.970, h.76cm
Fig. 19. Colour photo of a granite relief of Vishnu, c.918 at Brahmapurishvara temple, Pullamangai, Tamil Nadu
Fig. 20. B&W photo of a granite relief of Shiva and Uma-Parvati from Kilaiyur temple, c.884
Fig. 21. B&W photo of a granite relief of Shiva and Uma-Parvati, c. 1113, Amritaghateshvara temple, Melaikadambur, Tamil Nadu
Fig. 22. Colour photo of a sandstone relief of Vishnu and Lakshmi, 955, Parshvanatha temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Fig. 23. Colour photo of a sandstone relief of Vishnu as Varaha Upholding the Goddess Earth, c. 1064-90, The Queen's Step Well, Patan, Gujarat

3. Looking at Chola Bronzes by John Eskenazi
Fig. 24. B&W photo of Shiva Nataraja from Tiruvalangadu, 1911, by Victor Goloubew

Catalogue by Vidya Dehejia:

1. Shiva and His Imagery
i & ii. Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance)
iii. & iv. Shiva as Tripuravijaya (Victor of the Three Cities) and Consort
v. Shiva as Chandrashekhara (Lord Crowned with the Moon)
vi. Shiva as Shrikantha (Lord of the Auspicious Neck)
vii. Shiva as Vinadhara (Player of the Vina)
viii. Nandi
ix. Shiva as Somaskanda (with Uma and Skanda)
x. Devi Uma Parameshvari (Great Goddess Uma)
xi. Durga
xii. Bhadrakali
xiii. Trident with Shiva as Vrishabhavana (Rider of the Bull)
xiv. Ganesha

2. Shiva Saints
xv & xvi. Saint Sambandar
xvii. Saint Karaikkal Ammaiyar
xviii. Sain Manikkavachakar
xix. Saint Chandesha

3. Vishnu and His Imagery
xx. Vishnu
xxi. Bhu Varaha Embracing Goddess Earth
xxii. Yoga Narasimha
xxiii. Sita
xxiv. Monkey General Hanuman
xxv. Krishna Dancing on Kaliya
xxvi. Krishna, with Consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama and Divine Eagle Garuda
xxvii. Krishna Rajamannar

4. The Jain Faith
xviii. Jina, probably Mahavira

Appendix A: The Vikramacholanula: A Chola Processional Poem
Appendix B: The Dance of Shiva by Auguste Rodin
p146. Full page black and white photograph showing facial detail in profile (from the left) of Shiva Nataraja from Velankanni, 1911

Glossary of Terms by John Guy
List of Works
Lenders to the Exhibition
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index

 

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Saudi, Mona. 'Mona Saudi, Forty Years in Sculpture', published in October 2006 in hardback, 272pp by Mona Saudi, with dustjacket, ISBN 9953006725. Condition: Highly collectable, very good, clean & tidy copy. Price: £59.99, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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  • Mona Saudi. Forty Years in Sculpture [top]
    First published in October 2006 in Beirut, Lebanon by Mona Saudi in hardback with dustjacket, 272pp, ISBN 9953006725. Includes Arabic - English and Arabic - French translations.
    Concept and Realisation by Mona Saudi; Graphic Design by Ghada Al Hajj
    Translation fron Arabic to French: Catherine Daubrege and Jenny Nasr
    Translation from Arabic to English: Fathieh Saudi and Sarah Rogers
    Color Separation: The Repro House
    Printing: INC Printers, Beirut, Lebanon
    Photographers: Kalle Hoever, Masoud Kordahi, Jane Taylor, William Mills, Paola Penelli, Arno Jihanian, Mansour Eid, Dia Batal, Abdel Razzaq el Sayyed, Mohammed Sazech

Chapters:
1. Living Through Sculpture
Vive A Travers La Sculpture

Saudi, Mona. 'Mona Saudi. Forty Years in Sculpture'. Spine, front & rear view

2. Mother/Earth
Mere/Terre

3. Lovers
Les Amoureux

4. Exploration of Forms
Formations

5. Poems & Sculptures
Poesie pour la sculpture

6. Sculptures in Jordanian Jade
Jade de Jordanie

7. Geometry of the Soul
Géometrie de l'esprit

8. Woman/River & Obelisks
Femme/Fleuve & Obelisques

Biographic Chronology
Exhibitions
Selected Bibliography

 



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