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Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Introduction / Edition 1
     

Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Introduction / Edition 1

by Charles F. Chicarelli
 

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ISBN-10: 9749575547

ISBN-13: 9789749575543

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Over 150 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

Overview

Over 150 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 though the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789749575543
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction I. The Life and Teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha II. 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 -VietnamAppendix 1: Mudra, Asana, and Bhanga TerminologyAppendix 2: The Five Transcendent Buddhas of the Mahayana and Vajrayana FaithsGlossaryNotesBibliographyList of Illustrations and Photo CreditsAcknowledgmentsIndex

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