Treasures of the Buddha

Treasures of the Buddha

by Tom Lowenstein
     
 

Buddhism has produced one of the most glorious cultural legacies of any great faith. For two and a half millennia both wealthy patrons and humble devotees have created a rich legacy of sacred art and architecture, form devotional paintings and manuscripts to some of the most magnificent temples and monasteries ever built.

The greatest art and monuments of

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Buddhism has produced one of the most glorious cultural legacies of any great faith. For two and a half millennia both wealthy patrons and humble devotees have created a rich legacy of sacred art and architecture, form devotional paintings and manuscripts to some of the most magnificent temples and monasteries ever built.

The greatest art and monuments of Asian Buddhism, portrayed in more than 160 superb color photographs—including exquisite devotional painting and manuscript illuminations, colossal statues and sculptures, ornate mandalas, intricate metalwork, and fabulous monasteries and temples

  • Unrivaled converage of the great Buddhist sites—including the sculpted caves of Ajanta and Ellora in India, the Three—dimensional mandala and temple—mountain of Borobudur in Java, the gilded monuments of the Sukhotai rulers in Thailand, and the stone—carved microcosm of the universe at Angkor, one—time heart of the Khmer empire
  • Traces the growth of the various schools of Buddhism and reveals the diversity of Buddhist art and practices in a range of cultures across the continent of Asia
  • Shows exampples of superb craftsmanship, with a fascinating commentary on the motifs and symbols depicted, and the underlying beliefs

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844839544
Publisher:
Baird, Duncan Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2011

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