Ellora: concept and style, text and photographs by Carmel Berkson, afterword by Mulk Raj Anand, 2nd edition
Reprint of 1992: 392p., (270)ill., (1)map, bibl., ind., 29cm.
About the book:
During the sixth to the ninth centuries CE, the fundamental beliefs of Hindus, Buddhists and Jains were symbolically concretized in the architectural and sculptural multiplicity of form life in the thirty four rock-cut temples at Ellora in India. This volume is the first coordinative treatment of the ways in which the artists integrated concept, style, narrative, emotional states and the aesthetic qualities of the imagery which are ultimately resolved into a grand, organic totality.