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Indian Beauty : Memoire - Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter

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The movies made in the studios of Bombay?brimming with ravishing eyes, generous hips, ample breasts, syrupy music, and sultry dance routines, and set in wedding-cake d?cors?have spawned a distinct style now identified by a succinct moniker: ?Bollywood.? This genre?s unique blend of kitsch and eroticism has not only invaded the screens of the Indian diaspora, but is now influencing art and fashion throughout the West. More than a sociological and aesthetic discussion of the recent phenomenon, this book explores the visual and narrative origins of Bollywood style, grounded in Indian art and religion. It shows how Bollywood?s frenzy, sanctity, sensuality, and sentiment are variously indebted to Mughal miniatures, racy statues of Ganesh and Shiva, erotic temples in Khajuraho, and vivid passages from the Kama Sutra. 60 illustrations

ISBN: 9782843235726
ISBN-10: 2843235723
Series: Memoire
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 16.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37