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Nepal

A Guide to the Art and Architecture of the Katmandu Valley

Hutt Michael J. ; Gellner David N.


Editeur - Casa editrice

Shambhala

Asia
Nepal

architettura

Anno - Date de Parution

1994

Lingua - language - langue

eng


Nepal Nepal  

 


Recensione in altra lingua (Franšais):

Essential for both the traveller and scholar alike, Nepal fills a long dormant gap in the literature of this spectacular region and is a product of many years of individual research by scholars of Nepal's history, religion, art and sociology. It draws on a variety of authoritative studies of Nepal's cultural history that have been published in European and Nepalese languages. The guide begins with an overview of the history of Nepal. This focuses on the Kathmandu Valley, with its rich and sophisticated culture, but also outlines developments of historical importance outside the Valley. This is followed by a detailed introduction to religion as it is practised in Nepal: here, the focus is on Hinduism and Buddhism, and on the major deities of each tradition, their relationship to one another, and their representation in art and sculpture.