The art of Sri Lanka has been primarily influenced by a Buddhism brought from the Indian Subcontinent.
Temples, sculpture, and wall paintings all reflect a distinct, gentle style of form and construction reflecting Buddhist mythology and tales.
Being offered are early black and white photogravures of the temples and their sculptural interiors by Martin Hurlimann, plus a collection of older devotional god and goddess prints. For an interesting short introduction to the subject see this Art in America article, which leads to the site Om from India with a superb early collection. For more on the work of Ravi Varma this Bangalore collectors website is very informative, together with his site on later Indian calendar artists. The title Gods in Print available on this website is a very well illustrated volume on the subject.
Asia Fine Books began an exclusively online business in the fall of 2000, with a concentration on rare, reference and selected general interest books on the art and architecture of Asia including China, India, Japan, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia, with a special interest in the arts of Cambodia. We are a member of the IOBA, Independent Online Booksellers Association. The majority of the books in inventory are rare and now out of print. Quality newer titles are included in inventory as they are released, grouped under the subject area and not gathered separately.
Always accepting single volumes and collections in the field of Asian art and history. I will take your books on consignment and try to get the very best price for you based on value.