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Buddhism and Buddhist art : an illustrated introduction
Buddhism and Buddhist art : an illustrated introduction

Buddhism & Buddhist art.
Chicarelli, Charles F., author.
Publication Information:
Chiang Mai, Thailand : Silkworm Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
vi, 298 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
General Note:
First published in 2004 as Buddhist art: an illustrated introduction by Silkworm Books.
Maps on lining papers.
The life and teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha -- Buddhist art and buddhist beliefs: Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, and Zen -- India -- China and Central Asia -- Korea -- Japan -- Nepal -- Tibet -- Sri Lanka -- Burma (Myanmar) -- Indonesia -- Cambodia -- Thailand -- Vietnam -- Mudra, Asana, and Bhanga terminology -- The five transcendent Buddhas of the Mahayana and Vajrayana faiths --
"Over 180 color photographs from temples, museums, historical sites, and private collections enhance this attractive survey of the Buddhist art of India, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It presents the life story and teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha, founder of Buddhism, as shown in paintings, sculptures and other works of art, and explores the major schools of Buddhism - Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Zen - and the styles and characteristics of the Buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities, and other images seen in their art." "Everyone interested in Buddhist art and its enduring significance will find this volume a useful reference for the study and appreciation of the various gestures, poses, and artistic elements seen in Buddhist art through the ages"
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-280) and index.
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npmlib 10703519 N8193 A4 C45 ysh
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