Summit of Treasures: Buddhist Cave of Dazu, China

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The monumental cave complexes of the Baodigshan site at Dazu, in Sichuan province, and their vast treasure trove of Buddhist sculpture and painting have been little studied relative to other Buddhist cave art in China. This is the first English-language publication to reveal and explain the incredible artworks hidden in this remote site, dating from the Song dynasty and inspired by the profound tenets of Esoteric Buddhism. Using brilliant color photographs and detailed line drawings, Professor Angela Falco Howard...

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Illustrated Trumbull, CT 2001 Cloth First Edition New in New jacket 4to-over 9?"-12" tall. First edition. 4to. 206 pp., heavily illustrated. The monumental cave complexes of the ... Baodingshan site at Dazu in China's Sichuan province, and their vast treasure trove of Buddhist sculpture and painting, have been little studied relative to other Buddhist cave art in China. This book reveals and explains the incredible artworks hidden in this remote site, dating from the Song dynasty and inspired by the tenets of Esoteric Buddhism. The Large Baodingshan, for example, is a horseshoe-shaped gully with carved relief walls, reminiscent of the Ajanta caves in India. Color photographs, line drawings, and a detailed text tour its features in the didactic order intended by their creators, from the Prowling Tiger and the Nine Protectors of the Law to the Oxherding Parable and the Two Licchavi Women, revealing their iconography, symbolism, and the hidden meanings in both the individual elements and overall design. The book th Read more Show Less

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The monumental cave complexes of the Baodigshan site at Dazu, in Sichuan province, and their vast treasure trove of Buddhist sculpture and painting have been little studied relative to other Buddhist cave art in China. This is the first English-language publication to reveal and explain the incredible artworks hidden in this remote site, dating from the Song dynasty and inspired by the profound tenets of Esoteric Buddhism. Using brilliant color photographs and detailed line drawings, Professor Angela Falco Howard presents the caves in the didactic order intended by their creators, explaining their iconography, symbolism, and the hidden meanings in both the individual elements and overall design. Finally, the author places this magnificent construction within the context of an indigenous style of Buddhist sculpture that flourished in Sichuan province between the 11th and 13th centuries.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780834804272
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Falco Howard is an associate professor in the department of Art History at Rutgers University and a special consultant in the department of Asian Art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Author of The Imagery of the Cosmological Buddha , Professor Howard is an eminent authority on Buddhist sculpture and painting and has researched and published extensively on the Esoteric Buddhist cave art of Sichuan province.

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