The Ajanta Caves: Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India

By: Behl, Benoy K.

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Green hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 256pp. Over 200 illustrations, 189 in colour, and a map. The Ajanta caves, which lie in a ravine of the Waghora river some 200 miles north-east of Bombay, were rediscovered in 1819. Ranging in date from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD, the paintings and sculptures in the caves now rank among the world's most important cultural treasures. In this book the author captures the glory and luminosity of this art by using long exposures which pick up natural ambient light. Ajanta provides virtually the only evidence remaining of painting styles that first developed in India and then travelled with the spread of Buddhism into the Himalayan regions, and then via the Silk Roads across Central Asia into China and from there to Japan and Korea.

Title: The Ajanta Caves: Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India

Author Name: Behl, Benoy K.

Categories: Art History,

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1998

ISBN Number: 0500237530

ISBN Number 13: 9780500237533

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall

Seller ID: 006104

Keywords: ajanta,