Art of Buddhism An Introduction to Its History and Meaning

ISBN-10: 1590306708

ISBN-13: 9781590306703

Edition: 2009

Authors: Denise Patry Leidy

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More than two hundred photographs--most in stunning full color--provide the visual context for this tour of the world of Buddhist art. From the earliest second-century b.c.e. archaeological evidence to the nineteenth century this book showcases the marvelous variety of Buddhist art through the ages, from every country and region where Buddhism has influenced the culture in a significant way, including India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and all the regions of Southeast Asia. Included in the rich variety of forms are architecture and monumental art, statuary, paintings, calligraphy, fresco, brushwork, and textile arts.
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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction: Siddhartha/shakyamuni: His Lives and Teachings
Pillars and Stupas: Second Century B.C.E. to Third Century C.E
The Buddha Image: Sedond to Seventh Century
Caves and Caravans: India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and China
China: A New Dimension, Sixth to Ninth Century
Korea and Japan: Sixth to Ninth Century
South Asia: Regional Styles and Changes in Religious Thought, Eighth to Twelfth Century
The Himalayan Region: Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh, and Tibet, Eighth to Twelfth Century
Southeast Asia: Diffusion and Divergence
China Under Foreign Rule: Tenth to Fourteenth Century
Aristocrats and Warriors in Korea and Japan: Tenth to Fourteenth Century
Early Sino-Tibetan Traditions: Twelfth to Fifteenth Century
The Dalai Lamas in Tibet: Sixteenth to Nineteenth Century
Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand: Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century
Ming, Manchu, and Mongol in China: Fifteenth to Eighteenth Century
Revivals in Korea and Japan: Sixteenth to Nineteenth Century
Selected Bibliography
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