Buddha: Images in Art

Buddha: Images in Art

by Michael Jordan
     
 
A glorious celebration of Buddha in art, Buddha: Images in Art brings together centuries of beautiful sculpture and painting from the East. Richly gilded and jeweled bronzes, elaborate and colorful paintings, intricately embroidered silk hangings, and statuesque rock carvings display the ingenuity of the artists of the past. Featuring significant works

Overview

A glorious celebration of Buddha in art, Buddha: Images in Art brings together centuries of beautiful sculpture and painting from the East. Richly gilded and jeweled bronzes, elaborate and colorful paintings, intricately embroidered silk hangings, and statuesque rock carvings display the ingenuity of the artists of the past. Featuring significant works from all across Asia, the book includes informative regional essays and “feature spreads” that focus on topics such as China's cave complexes, where over a thousand rock carvings pay homage to Buddha. 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780971797
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Jordan began his writing career after spending ten years as a successful broadcaster for the BBC, Granada, Anglia, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, and World Service in the UK. He is the author of more than 12 books, including Gods of the Earth, Encyclopedia of the Gods, Myths of the World, The Pagan Encyclopedia, Cults (Carlton 1996), and Eastern Wisdom (Carlton 1997).

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