The Unfinished

The Unfinished

The Stone Carvers at Work in the Indian Subcontinent

by Peter Rockwell and Vidya Dehejia

Hardback Publication Date: 27/04/2016

 
The sheer number of unfinished stone monuments in India is staggering and examples appear at some of India's most famous and well-studied sites that include rock-cut Ellora, Ajanta, and Mamallapuram. Unfinished work also appears on built temples celebrated for the intricacy of their sculpted decoration, such as those in Hoysala kingdom or in Orissa. This detailed study provides an overall coverage of India's unfinished work while addressing a range of issues related to stone-carving by examining a select number of monuments at specific sites. Instead of focusing on a site in its entirety, the study here focuses on specific issues of consequence in the context of unfinished work, as they gain an added weight and significance through discovery of their repetitive occurrence at site after site. At the heart of this book are the many varieties of unfinished stone carving that merit close observation to see what is there and what is not, and to appreciate that all the finished work has been through these various stages of being unfinished before reaching completion.
ISBN:
9789351941149
9789351941149
Category:
Carvings: artworks
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27-04-2016
Publisher:
Roli Books Pvt Ltd
Country of origin:
India
Pages:
274
Dimensions (mm):
290x271x30mm
Weight:
2.19kg

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