Buddhist Art: An Historical and Cultural Journey by Giles BeguinBuddhist Art: An Historical and Cultural Journey by Giles Beguin

Buddhist Art: An Historical and Cultural Journey

byGiles Beguin

Hardcover | December 16, 2009

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o Lavishly illustrated with 650 color images

o Features include plans, reconstructions of monuments and their artwork, and a previously unpublished cartography

o An historical and cultural tour across the vast continent of Asia, stretching from India, Sri Lanka and Gandhara to countries including Thailand, Cambodia and Burma, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan

Buddhism and its art is perhaps the one truly unifying factor of the entire Asian continent and has become a fundamental part of our shared world heritage. To draw a unique portrait of this art in a single work is a formidable undertaking due to the great plurality of traditions spanning different countries and regions over various epochs. Furthermore, the variability in the state of conservation of Buddhist monuments and their decorations provides additional challenges.


The book is not only a visual feast but also a far-reaching introduction to Buddhist beliefs and practices.

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Title:Buddhist Art: An Historical and Cultural JourneyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 12.69 × 9.89 × 1.32 inPublished:December 16, 2009Publisher:River Books Press Dist A/CLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9749863879

ISBN - 13:9789749863879

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