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Author Diamond, Debra.

Title Yoga : the art of transformation / Debra Diamond ; with contributions by Molly Emma Aitken ... [et al.].

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.5407 DIA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.54 DIA    Available
Description 328 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 32 cm.
Note "Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation, October 19, 2013-January 26, 2014. Organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the exhibition travels to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, February 22-May 18, 2014, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, June 22-September 7, 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Essays. Yoga: the art of transformation / Debra Diamond -- Yoga in transformation / David Gordon White -- From guru to god: yogic prowess and places of practice in early-medieval India / Tamara I. Sears -- Muslim interpreters of yoga / Carl W. Ernst -- Yogis in Mughal India / James Mallinson -- Yoga, bodybuilding, and wrestling: metaphysical fitness / Joseph S. Alter -- Globalized modern yoga / Mark Singleton --
Catalogue. Pt. 1. The path of yoga. Manifestations of Shiva ; Portraying the guru ; Yoginis ; Nath Siddhas ; Jain yoga: nonviolence for karmic purification ; Yoga and tapas: the Buddhists and Ajivikas ; Austerities ; Meditation ; Asana ; The cosmic body ; The subtle body ; The militant ascetic body ; Illusion and reality in the Yoga vasishta -- Pt. 2. Landscapes of yoga. Ashram and math ; Pilgrimage ; The cremation ground -- Pt. 3. Yoga in the Indian imagination, 16th-19th century. Yogis in the literary imagination ; Transcendence and desire in Ragamala paintings ; Mughal albums -- Pt. 4. Yoga in the transnational imagination, 18th-20th century. Company paintings ; Colonial photography ; The bed of nails: the exotic across borders and media ; Fakirs, fakers, and magic -- Pt. 5. Modern transformations. Vivekananda and rational spirituality ; Medical yoga ; Modern postural yoga.
Subject Yoga in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Indic -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Aitken, Molly Emma.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Freer Gallery of Art.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Cleveland Museum of Art.
ISBN 9780934686266 (paperback)
0934686262 (paperback)
9781588344595 (hardback)
1588344592 (hardback)

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