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Reading Buddhist Art

An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols

by Meher McArthur

  • 254 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Thames & Hudson .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Subjects & Themes - Religious,
  • History - General,
  • Buddhism,
  • Religion And Art,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Art,
  • Criticism,
  • ASIA,
  • Oriental art,
  • Religious subjects depicted in art,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • Buddhist art and symbolism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7654647M
    ISBN 10050051089X
    ISBN 109780500510896

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    Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path. A Special Gift from the Author At the request of the author, the eBook edition of Modern Buddhism is available freely. Add it to your cart and Reviews: 1. Get this from a library! Reading Buddhist art: an illustrated guide to Buddhist signs and symbols. [Meher McArthur] -- Buddhism has a history of over 2, years, and its arts have existed for almost as long, weaving their way with monks and pilgrims through broad areas of Asia and across seas, intermingling with the.

    Buddhist art is the artistic practices that are influenced by includes art media which depict Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and other entities; notable Buddhist figures, both historical and mythical; narrative scenes from the lives of all of these; mandalas and other graphic aids to practice; as well as physical objects associated with Buddhist practice, such as vajras, bells, . An introductory book on basic Buddhist teachings written in very clear language. Despite being short ( pages) it covers all of the most important teachings very well. There are several major types of Buddhism and the teachings covered in this book are common to many of the different types of Buddhism out there.


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Meher McArthur is an art historian and the former curator of East Asian Art at the Pacific Asian Museum in California. She is the author of Reading Buddist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols, The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles, and Confucius: A Throneless King.

She lives in Pasadena, by: A great introduction to Buddhist Art, but lacking some of the academic rigor and depth found in other Reading Buddhist Art book works.

A striking feature of the book is the inclusion of the different translations for Buddhist deities, acts, motifs, and themes in the predominate languages of Buddhism: Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, Vietnamese, and Thai/5. The real source of the problem with this book is that it tries to cover way too many cultures -- from Thailand to Korea to Japan to Bhutan -- and it tries this in a mere pages (!), including the frontispiece, blanks, and index: as if a Guide to Buddhist Art.

The real source of the problem with this book is that it tries to cover way too many cultures -- from Thailand to Korea to Japan to Bhutan -- and it tries this in a mere pages (!), including the frontispiece, blanks, and index: as if a Guide to Buddhist Art could be done like a store catalogue/5.

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McArthur, curator of East Asian Art at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, has set for herself no small task: to create a concise, accessible primer to the intricate world of Buddhist art.

She suc. This book untitled Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols (Paperback) - Common to be one of several books that best seller in this year, honestly, that is because when you read this guide you can get a lot of benefit into it.

You will easily to buy this kind of book in the book store or you can. This book gave a comprehensive overview of Buddhist art and architecture. In my opinion, it was a little dry because it was just fact after fact after fact, but it totally served its purpose.

The organization of the book made it easy to follow, and easy to pick up on if you were only looking to read about Thai Buddhist art, or Chinese Buddhist /5(6). Buy Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs & Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols 01 by Meher McArthur (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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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 Author: Kurt A. Behrendt. Download a printable PDF of the Recommended Reading list: Reading List.

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The book offers the essential iconographic frameworks needed to understand Buddhist art and practice, helping the reader to appreciate how artists gave form to subtle aspects of the teachings, especially in the sublime expression of the Buddha himself.

Table of contents. London. Thames and Hudson. Stock ID # Map, black and white photographic illustrations, pp, glossary, index, paperback, very good copy.

23 x 18cm. This is a comprehensive guide to the complex imagery and iconography of Buddhism that will serve equally well as an art-lover's reference as an introduction to the principles of the religion itself.

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It reveals with poetic beauty and deep spiritual insight how to enter, make progress on, and complete the Reviews: 2. Get this from a library. Reading Buddhist art: an illustrated guide to Buddhist signs and symbols. [Meher McArthur]. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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