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Title How to read Buddhist art / Kurt Behrendt.
Author Behrendt, Kurt A., 1964- author.
Publication New York, New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2019]
Distribution New Haven : Yale University Press
Copyright date ©2019
Description 136 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Call # 709.5 B
Series How to read
How to read (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.))
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-132).
Summary An indispensable introduction to the evolution of Buddhist imagery from its origins in India through its spread to China, Japan, and South Asia. For more than 2,000 years, sublime works of art have been created to embody essential aspects of Buddhist thought, which developed and evolved as its practice spread from India to East Asia and beyond. How to Read Buddhist Art introduces this complex visual tradition to a general audience by examining sixty seminal works. Beginning with the origins of representations of the Buddha in India, and moving on to address the development of Buddhist art as the religion spread across Asia, this book conveys how Buddhist philosophy affected artistic works and practice across cultural boundaries. Reliquaries, sculptures, and paintings produced in China, the Himalayas, Japan, Korea, and South and Southeast Asia provide insight into the rich iconography of Buddhism, the technical virtuosity of their makers, and the social and political climate in which they were created. Beautiful photographs of the artworks, maps, and a glossary of the major Buddhist deities offer an engaging and informative setting in which readers--regardless of their familiarity with Buddhism--can better understand the art related to the religion's practices and representations
Contents Introduction -- Showing the Buddha -- Teachers, Bodhisattvas, and Tantric deities
Subject Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Asian Art -- Catalogs.
Buddhist art -- Catalogs.
Buddhist art -- Appreciation.
Art -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Asian Art. (OCoLC)fst01834534
Buddhist art. (OCoLC)fst01727577
Genre Catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01423692
Addl. Author Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Alt Title Buddhist art\
ISBN 1588396738 (pbk.) :
9781588396730 (pbk.) :

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