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| 108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet - 9781932476385 |
Mostly unknown to the outside world, the temples and storerooms of Tibet's monasteries shelter a great number of ancient Buddhist objects. Not only are there a great number of Buddhist sculptures and paintings produced by Tibetan artists, but included also are rare examples originating from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burma, and China. These images have withstood sometimes more than one thousand years of warfare and other calamities. Despite a growing number of books dealing with var..
| Adoration and Glory by Emma C. Bunker & Douglas Latchford - 1588860701 |
Adoration and Glory is a celebration of centuries of artistic achievements of the Khmer peoples, a civilization nearly forgotten. The Khmer empire created one of the worlds most glorious traditions of sculpture and architecture, inspired and influenced by the spiritual and in particular the Tantric, Hindu and Buddhist cultures and religions of India. The domains of the Khmer grew from a collection of small kingdoms to an empire that encompassed much of present day Cambodia, Thailand, L..
| Buddha: The British Museum - 1588860302 |
Images of the Buddha are numerous and varied, reflecting the myriad ways in which different cultures have chosen to represent this sublime figure and the stories associated with him. This richly illustrated book begins with a brief introduction to the basic philosophy of Buddhism and explains how to read the Buddha image. The author then goes on the illuminate carefully selected words and pictures of Buddha's past, the fascinating events of his life, a summary of his teachings, the Cosmic Bud..
| Buddhist Sculpture in Clay - 1932476024 |
Large-scale clay sculptures representing the main deities are characteristics of the earliest Tibetan Buddhist monuments and particularly of the monasteries and village-temples built -from the end of the 10th to the early 13th centuries in West Tibet and Ladakh. Commonly placed in the main niches along the central axis of the monuments, these images of highest quality constitute a major source for the cultural and religious history of western Himalayan (Indo-Tibetan) art and early Tibetan art..
| Buddhist Sculpture of Shanxi Province - 9627571016 |
Buddhist Sculpture of Shanxi Province is a comprehensive study of painted Buddhist sculptures in major temples of the Shanxi province. Besides their larger than life size, the sculptures are known for their unique artistic qualities: the facial expressions and exquisite painted details. Illustrating sculptures of the Buddha, Guanyin, Lohan, and numerous attendants, the book details their construction method and color pigments used, and covers the history and symbolism associated. Most ..
| Life of Buddha Sakyamuni and the 53 Visits of Sudhana - 9627571040 |
This 2-volume set illustrates in its entirely 2 picture albums: The Life of Buddha Sukyamuni and The 53 Visits of Sudhana, now kept in the Shanxi Provincial Museum. The are copies of the wall paintings of the Chongshan Monastery (formerly called Baima Si) in Tai Yuan city, Shanxi province, which has a long history since the Tang dynasty. The first depicts the life and achievements of the Buddha and the latter a story of Sudhana's attainment of Buddhahood. These two precious paintings are gems..
| Painted Buddhas of Xinjiang: Hidden Treasures from the Silk Road - 1588860272 |
Hidden away beneath the mountains of Xinjiang, in former Chinese Turkestan, are a series of caves along what was once the Silk Route, but which have been inaccessible for half a century. After thirty years of negotiation, the photographer Reza finally gained permission to visit the caves became the first Westerner to record the extraordinary frescoes they contained. Intended as a focus for pilgrimage and prayer, these paintings, produced by monks in the kingdom of Kucha between the fourth an..
| Portraits of the Masters: Bronze Sculptures of the Tibetan Buddhist Lineages - 1932476008 |
Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism is rapidly becoming a part of our cultural landscape,an element of human civilization with its own universal appeal. Nevertheless public awareness remains limited concerning the great teachers and visionaries who over fourteen centuries formulated and expounded the system of thought which in the 21st century seems the most contemporary of the world religions. And yet there is a rich written tradition dating back at least 800 years documenting their lives and teachin..
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The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011