Our Collection

  • India Photographs and Prints

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • India Painting and Sculpture

    Chamba Painting

    From the delicate beauty of the many schools of Indian miniature painting to the large scale temple wall decoration, cloth pichhvai’s and the popular paintings of Calcutta and the gloriously colored devotional print. Sculpture is represented again by studies of schools and styles, such as the Chola bronze and the various temple representations of the gods and goddesses in repose and vital action.

    The Peabody Essex Museum houses the Figiel collection of Indian sculpture and has an excellent online catalog of the title Ritual bronzes of Maharashtra. The Freer Sackler Gallery has at the moment an excellent online feature Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes.

     

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.