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The Image of the Buddha

Author: David L Snellgrove; Jean Boisselier
Publisher: Tokyo : Kodansha International ; Paris : Unesco, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Art
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Image of the Buddha.
Tokyo : Kodansha International ; Paris : Unesco, 1978
(OCoLC)644885754
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Bouddha.; Gautama Buddha.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Snellgrove; Jean Boisselier
ISBN: 087011302X 9780870113024
OCLC Number: 3795655
Description: 482 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: The first symbols of the Buddha. The essential nature of a Buddha ; Early Buddha symbols --
The Buddha in human form. Cultural and historical background ; The Ganges-Jumna (Gangā-Yamunā) Valley ; Gandhāra ; Āndhradeśa (Krishnā Valley) --
Maturity and efflorescence in India. Cultural and historical background ; The Ganges-Jumna (Gangā-Yamunā) Valley ; Gandhāra ; Western India ; Āndhradeśa and South India --
The Buddgah image in the rest of Asia. Geographical and cultural considerations ; Sri Lanka and South-East Asia up to the 10th Century A.D. 139 ; Kashmir and Nepal ; Afghanistan and Central Asia ; China : growth and maturity ; Korea ; Japan --
Later variations and developments. India : the last stages ; Sri Lanka and South-East Asia (10th-19th Centuries) ; Kashmir and Nepal ; Tibet and Mongolia ; Central Asia ; China : the post-T'ang periods ; Korea : the Koryo period (A.D. 918-1392) ; Japan --
The symbol as the ultimate Buddha image.
Responsibility: general editor, David L. Snellgrove ; [contributors], Jean Boisselier [and others].

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