Posted on: 16 June 2015

New Book:
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
By Debra Diamond and Others
Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington - 2013

The book features sculptural masterpieces of historical and divine yogis, exquisite Mughal paintings of militant yogis and romantic heroes, illustrated manuscripts of Hindu philosophy and Islamic divination, monumental images of the chakras (energy centers of the body), and 19th-century photography. Written by leading experts in religion, sociology, anthropology, and art history, the book's interdisciplinary perspectives make it an important resource for scholars, yet its text is eminently accessible to general audiences. In addition to seven major essays, the book includes 250- to 1,500-word catalogue entries describing each artwork or related group of artworks (e.g., folios from a single manuscript or works related to a yogic practice, such as meditation). These entries illuminate the works' individual qualities by situating them, for the first time, within intersecting historical, artistic, and yogic networks.

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Essay - Yoga: The Art of Transformation
by Debra Diamond

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Well,its not a New book.The exhibition was well recieved.Read this book & also talked to the author. Currently working on a few Jodhpur paintings,which are included in this book. & Not the whole book,but abstract from the chapters are available online for free. Thanks to Free & sackler Galleries.Here's the link - Go the lower Left,there's a Catalogue section-

Thank you! When a book is not 'rare', it is presented as 'new' on this page. : )

Rare Book Society of India- Oh,I'm Sorry, i didnt know,will take care next time.:)