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Buddhism has a history of over 2,500 years, and its arts have existed for almost as long, weaving their way with monks and pilgrims through broad areas of Asia and across seas, intermingling with the arts and styles of indigenous cultures. Not surprisingly, the teachings and imagery of this international religion are vast and complex, and the task of deciphering Buddhist symbolism can seem as challenging as the search for enlightenment itself. All the principal symbols, objects, and figures of Buddhist worship are gathered here in a rich, informative, and easy-to-use book that will serve equally well as an art-lover's reference tool and as an introduction to the principles of the religion. Photographs and two-color line drawings and maps accompany the explanatory texts. With a comprehensive glossary of key Buddhist terms and a well-researched bibliography, this book will prove indispensable to anyone with an interest in Buddhism and its arts.

Synopsis:

"A concise, accessible primer to the intricate world of Buddhist art."--Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

This is a comprehensive guide to the complex imagery and iconography of Buddhism that will serve equally well as an art-lover's reference as an introduction to the principles of the religion itself.

About the Author

Meher McArthur is Curator of East Asian Art at the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500284285
Author:
Mcarthur, Meher
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
McArthur, Meher
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Art, Religious
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040417
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
304 illustrations
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.2 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 1.33 lb

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