Synopses & Reviews
A glorious celebration of Buddha in art, Buddha: Images in Art
and#160;brings together centuries of beautiful sculpture and painting from the East. Richly gilded and jeweled bronzes, elaborate and colorful paintings, intricately embroidered silk hangings, and statuesque rock carvings display the ingenuity of the artists of the past. Featuring significant works from all across Asia, the book includes informative regional essays and and#8220;feature spreadsand#8221; that focus on topics such as China's cave complexes, where over a thousand rock carvings pay homage to Buddha.and#160;
About the Author
Michael Jordan began his writing career after spending ten years as a successful broadcaster for the BBC, Granada, Anglia, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, and World Service in the UK. He is the author of more than 12 books, including Gods of the Earth, Encyclopedia of the Gods, Myths of the World, The Pagan Encyclopedia, Cults (Carlton 1996), and Eastern Wisdom (Carlton 1997).