Buddhist Art: In Praise of the Divine

By: Dr Shashibala; Foreword By Lokesh Chandra

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Religion has been the impetus behind the greatest art traditions of the world. Buddhism is no different. The life of the Buddha, with its spectacular event of Enlightenment, forms the cornerstone of the vast edifice of Buddhist art; it informs a tradition that is more than a thousand and five hundred years old. To encompass this whole living tradition is a challenging task- one that Buddhist Art: In Praise of the Divine does with academic finesse and assurance. Exploring the expression of art in the three different dimensions of architecture, sculpture, and painting, the book journeys through time, themes, and the grand structures of Buddhism to portray a unique world ?a world at once simple and esoteric, grand and humble, somber and cheerful. In doing so, Buddhist Art becomes nothing less than a pictorial chronicle of an awe-inspiring artistic tradition. Printed Pages: 128 with numerous colour illustrations.

Title: Buddhist Art: In Praise of the Divine

Author Name: Dr Shashibala; Foreword By Lokesh Chandra

Categories: India, Art & Art History, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Roli Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 81-7436-217-7

ISBN Number 13: 9788174362179

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 11.5 x 9.5 Inches

Seller ID: 029067

Keywords: Buddhist Art Buddha Buddhism India