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Category: Art History -> Asian Art -> Inventory #31327
Gifts of Earth : Terracottas and Clay Sculptures of India
Huyer, Stephen
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Publisher: Grantha Corporation
Place: Middletown
Year: 1996
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 0944142486
Binding: Cloth
Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition: As New
Down through the ages, clay has been the perfect medium for Indian creativity. Its myriad shapes and styles range from the miniscule to the gigantic, from realistic to abstract, from pure practical to utterly fantastic. India's one million potters - more than in any other country - make items for every conceivable household use. But they also sculpt images used in religious ceremonies, the most spectacular of which are magnificent horses and elephants nearly six metres tall, the largest terracottas ever created! Thus the potter plays a dual role, as craftsperson and as a link to the gods. In a text sumptuously illustrated in colour, the ethnologist, author and photographer Stephen Huyler surveys this exciting craft, studied over 20 years of extensive travel.
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