ELLORĀ CONCEPT AND STYLE
Texts and Photographs by
Afterword Mulk Raj Anand
1992, 391pp., b&w ills.,
appen., gloss., bibl., index, ISBN: 81-7017-277-2, Rs. 1200 (HB)
This is a definitive
and co-ordinative treatment of the world-famous rock-cut caves at
Ellorā. The text discusses relationship between the environment and
the temples and examines the architectural and compositional features
which unify the caves.
The book offers a
fundamental approach to the life of form in background of organic
totality of the Ellorā caves. The author draws the reader's attention
to the great and startling innovations in the life of form, with
special reference to the four panels in Daśāvatāra, Cave 15, of the
pre-medieval period. Being a sculptor, her focus on the sculptures of
Ellorā makes a valuable contribution to art history.
This volume contains an
intensive study, including about 270 photographs and an illustrated
glossary, seen through the eyes of a sculptor with emphasis on
aesthetics and multi-faceted view.