Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, (2004). Many color illustrations. 3897902087. Quarto 208 pp. Orange paper covered boards textured to look like cloth. 12" x 9-1/2." As new. / Dust jacket As new. Item #318
There are numerous, little known temple complexes situated in the region of North Kerala in south western India. From the 12th century until the present day, artists have created wall paintings in brilliant colours on external temple walls. The paintings mirror the joyful celebration of life as depicted in Indian myths and legends. For thirty years the photographer, artist and teacher Krishna Kumar Marar has located the wall paintings. Some of the temples and wall paintings documented in this volume no longer exist. Since his university days the indologist and theologian Albrecht Frenz has studied Indian cultures and languages. He initiated the present volume as a starting point for further research on temple art of North Kerala. The fascinating depictions and illustrations allow for vivid insights into the Hindu culture of this region.
Printed in both German and English.