Treasures of the Buddha: The Glories of Sacred Asia
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  • Treasures of the Buddha: The Glories of Sacred Asia

Treasures of the Buddha: The Glories of Sacred Asia

by Tom Lowenstein
     
 

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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, from devotional paintings and manuscripts to some of the most magnificent monasteries ever built.

Treasures of the Buddha presents a vivid

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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, from devotional paintings and manuscripts to some of the most magnificent monasteries ever built.

Treasures of the Buddha presents a vivid portrait of the cultural heritage of Buddhism and its great treasures—from its birthplace in northern India to the lands where it took root among the peoples, kingdoms, and empires of central, southern, and eastern Asia. An illuminating commentary places the creations of Buddhist artists and artisans in their geographical, historical, and artistic contexts and explains the significance of the faith’s devotional paintings, manuscript art, sculptures, architecture, and sacred motifs and symbols.

Treasures of the Buddha celebrates Buddhism’s truly magnificent contribution to the cultural and spiritual heritage of humankind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844833214
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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