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Over 150 color photographs from temples, museums, historical sites, and private collections enhance this attractive survey of the Buddhist art of India, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It presents the life story and teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha, founder of Buddhism, as shown in paintings, sculptures, and other works of art, and explores the major schools of Buddhism--Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Zen--and the styles and characteristics of the Buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities, and other images seen in their art. Everyone interested in Buddhist art and its enduring significance will find this volume a useful reference for the study and appreciation of the various gestures, poses, and artistic elements seen in Buddhist art though the ages. Charles F. Chicarelli, a long-time resident of Thailand, has studied the many schools of Buddhism and their imagery for over thirty years.
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Charles F. Chicarelli, a long-time resident of Thailand, has studied the many schools of Buddhism and their imagery for over thirty years.Review:
"Buddhism and Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Introduction is a joyous gem of a book, compactand brilliant, a treasure to accompany you whether to Sri Lanka, Nepal or the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art. The styles and varieties of Buddhas, bodhisattvas and related deities are introduced progressively in a narration, first of the Buddha's life story, then ofBuddhism's spread through Asia. . . . The more one learns the more one will wish to reread this dense compendium, with its beautiful color photographs and its useful bibliography, glossary and index."―Peter Dale Scott, Inquiring Mind - A Journal of the Buddhadharma
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Book Description Silkworm Books, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P119749575547
Book Description Silkworm Books, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M9749575547
Book Description Silkworm Books, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00HUBM1DG