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Borobudur: Majestic Mysterious Magnificent

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andlt;bandgt;With vivid photography, and insightful commentary, this travel pictorial shines a light on the Buddhist art and architecture of Borobudur.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The glorious ninthand#8211;century Buddhist stupa of Borobudurand#8212;the largest Buddhist monument in the worldand#8212;stands in the midst of the lush Kedu Plain of Central Java in Indonesia, where it is visited annually by over a million people.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Borobudur contains more than a thousand exquisitely carved relief panels extending along its many terraces for a total distance of more than a kilometer. These are arranged so as to take the visitor on a spiritual journey to enlightenment, and one ascends the monument past scenes depicting the world of desire, the life story of Buddha, and the heroic deeds of other enlightened beingsand#8212;finally arriving at the great circular terraces at the top of the structure that symbolize the formless world of pure knowledge and perfection.

Synopsis:

Borobudur, one of the world's greatest Buddhist monuments, is an integral part of the sense of identity for the whole population of Indonesia. The most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia, this monument emanates a unique combination of charm and mystery. Written by scholars who have dedicated many years to studying it, this volume will bring pleasure to those who treasure the greatest historical monuments in the world.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;John N. Miksic,andlt;/bandgt; an archaeologist born in the USA, has lived in Southeast Asia since 1968. He has written numerous books on Indonesian sites and artifacts.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Noerhadi Magetsariandlt;/bandgt; began teaching at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, in 1962. He was educated in Jakarta, Athens, Rome, and Harvard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9786029827903
Author:
Miksic, John N.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Fontein, Jan
Author:
Haryono, Timbul
Author:
Magetsari, Noerhadi
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Borobudur; Buddhism; Buddhist monuments; Borobudur history; Indonesian tourist attraction;
Subject:
borobudor temple; buddhist temples; Indonesian buddhism; javanese buddhism; buddhist art; buddhist art and architeture; buddhist architecture; art of buddhism; ancient buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110910
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color photos throughout
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
12.25 x 11 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Buildings » Landmarks and Monuments
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Buildings » Religious
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Nature and Landscape
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » General
Travel » Asia » Southeast Asia
Travel » Special Interest » Religious

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"Synopsis" by , Borobudur, one of the world's greatest Buddhist monuments, is an integral part of the sense of identity for the whole population of Indonesia. The most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia, this monument emanates a unique combination of charm and mystery. Written by scholars who have dedicated many years to studying it, this volume will bring pleasure to those who treasure the greatest historical monuments in the world.
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