Silkworm Books. 5.75 x 8", 298 pp., more than 150 color illustrations, glossary, notes, bibliography, index, paper, Bangkok, 2004. Item #30744
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.
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