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Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Buddhist Art and Architecture of China

Buddhist Art and Architecture of China


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Bao (art, North Carolina A&T State U.), retired American professor of England and art Letitia Lane, and Qing Tian (world religious art, Research Academy of Fine Arts, China) begin with a brief biography of the Buddha and an explanation of his teachings. Then they trace the gradual change from Indian Buddhism to the less severe Chinese form using a historical chronology that ties philosophical and aesthetic ideas to the development of artistic styles and iconographic symbolism. Among their topics are early Buddhist art in China, cave temples, temple sculptures, Buddhist painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese Buddhist architecture, and the art of Tibetan Lamaism. There is a section of 50 color plates; some are not of the best quality, but many capture objects from private collections that may not be available anywhere else. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780773463165
Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date: 07/15/2005
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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