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The Art of Buddhism an Introduction to Its History and Meaning
by Denise Patry Leidy


Overview - As its teachings spread from the Indian subcontinent in all directions across Asia, Buddhism influenced every culture it touched--from Afghanistan to Korea, from Mongolia to Java. Buddhist art is a radiant reflection of the encounter of the Buddha's teachings with the diverse civilizations that came under their sway.  Read more...

 
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Overview
As its teachings spread from the Indian subcontinent in all directions across Asia, Buddhism influenced every culture it touched--from Afghanistan to Korea, from Mongolia to Java. Buddhist art is a radiant reflection of the encounter of the Buddha's teachings with the diverse civilizations that came under their sway. It is also an intriguing visual record of the evolution of Buddhist practice and philosophy over a period of more than two millennia.

More than two hundred photographs provide the visual context for this tour of the world of Buddhist art. Included in the rich variety of forms are architecture and monumental art, statuary, paintings, calligraphy, fresco, brushwork, and textile arts. Denise Leidy's guide is the perfect introductory text for all those intrigued by this splendid aesthetic tradition. It also an essential resource for all who seek to understand Buddhist art as teaching.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590306703
  • ISBN-10: 1590306708
  • Publisher: Shambhala
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 10.02 x 7.04 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.11 pounds


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