"Khajuraho - Indian Temples and Sensuous Sculptures" by Gilles Beguin

Khajuraho - Indian Temples and Sensuous Sculptures Gilles Beguin

Publication date:
15 Aug 2017
Five Continents Editions
284 pages: 346 x 264 x 31mm

The temples of Khajuraho are one of the great wonders of India. Built between about 850 and 1150, Khajuraho is renowned as much for the elegance of its architecture as for the sensuality of its sculpture. Once an important political and religious center, it is thought to have contained up to 95 Hindu and Jain temples, but today, only 25 survive-many with stunning depictions of human sexuality. The area has undergone restoration since being rediscovered in the early 19th century, and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, acclaimed scholar Gilles Beguin leads readers through a tour of these amazing temples, all newly photographed by Iago Corazza.

Gilles Beguin, former director of the Musee Cernuschi, Musee des Arts de l'Asie de la Ville de Paris, was previously head of the Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhism collections at the Musee Guimet, Paris.||Iago Corazza is a photographer, journalist, and filmmaker.