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1000 Buddhas of Genius
1000 Buddhas of Genius
By: Thomas William Rhys Davids
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Buddha ranks among the most often depicted holy figures of the world -
perhaps appearing more than Christ, a subject widely treated by Western
artists. Venerated in all the nations of Asia, and even beyond, his
image took form along the Silk Road, the birthplace of many schools of
Buddhism. Indeed, the Buddhist religion recognizes many Buddhas
representing various traditions: such as Buddhism of the Ancient
Teaching (Theravada), of the Great Vehicle" (Mahayana) and Tantric
Buddhism (Varjrayana).
16 Arhats, Murals at the Vajra Vidya Institute
By: Gene Kudirka
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in the main shrine room of the Vajra Vidya, there are eight arhats along the east side and eight against the west side of the main shrine room. They are placed on the walls according to their rank, with the most senior closest to the main Buddha statue. The two attendants, Huashang and Dharamatala are placed along the south wall. They are both laymen; Huashang is the plump Chinese sponsor who is surrounded by playful children and Dharmatala is the great Indian master who can be seen carying a basket of texts. They are not considered as part of the sixteen original arhats since they are laymen and not monks, but are always pictured as part of the group. The four guardian kings can be seen upon entering the Vajra Vidya Institute compound as the facing wall.
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Absence of the Buddha Image in Early Buddhist Art
Absence of the Buddha Image in Early Buddhist Art
By: Kanoko Tanaka
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It is next to impossible today to even think of Buddhism without the presence of the Buddha image! The image of the Buddha, in truth, has not only come to symbolise the essence of Buddhism but is also a brilliant expression of the cultural/artistic achievements of the Buddhists since ancient times. Surprisingly, the Buddha image developed at a later stage of the evolutionary process; after the parinirvana of the Buddha, the Buddhists for a considerable time beheld the Buddha and experienced him in their own minds without taking recourse to the Buddha image itself.
Across the Tibetan Plateau: Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Conservation
By: Robert L. Fleming Jr., Dorje Tsering & Liu Wulin
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Here is the most comprehensive photography to date of a little-known and seldom-visited land whose area equals western Europe. The beauty and diversity of Tibet is staggering: from Mount Everest to the world's deepest gorge, from tropical jungles to arctic-like tundra, from trees twenty feet in diameter to vast herds and solitary specimens of some of the least-known animals of the planet. Certain photographs, such as those of a newborn Tibetan antelope or the elusive red ghoral, are among the first ever taken of these subjects. This book brings American, Tibetan, and Chinese scholarship to bear on the natural history of Tibet, and it also describes an extraordinary conservation accomplishment that has gone virtually unnoticed by the outside world. Where else has 40 percent of the land been set aside in nature preserves in twenty years? As a result of this effort, the animals and landscapes shown here will be saved for future generations.
Ajanta Caves; Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India
Ajanta Caves; Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India
By: Benoy Behl
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In 1819, a group of British soldiers on a hunting expedition chanced upon the Ajanta caves in a ravine some 200 miles north-east of Bombay. Ranging from the second century BC to the sixth century AD, the breathtaking Buddhist paintings and sculptures found there rank among the world's most important cultural treasures.

Ajanta provides virtually the only evidence remaining of painting styles that first developed in India and then travelled with the spread of Buddhism into the Himalayan regions, and then via the Silk Roads across Central Asia into China, and from there to Japan and Korea.
Ajanta Handbook of the Oaintings 3 Volume Set
Dieter Schlingloff
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The narrative wall paintings that form the subject matter of the present publication are arranged in three volumes. The main focus is on the relationship of the text and the image and will hopefully stimulate further discussion and investigation in similar fields.

Ajanta Paintings: 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes <br> By: Rajesh K. Singh
Ajanta Paintings: 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes
By: Rajesh K. Singh
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For the first time, a book accommodates, within  the space of a single
volume: - the entire corpus of the extant panels of the narrative and
non-narrative themes (86 panels). - all the latest identifications of
the painted themes by Dieter Schlingloff of Leipzig University and
Monika Zin of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Munich. - short retelling
of the Jatakas and other stories (86 narrative and non-narrative painted
panels). - long-exposure, low light, fine arts photography of 86
painted panels (143 colour photos). Nontechnical language is used to
help the students and general readers understand the entire corpus of
the Ajanta paintings. At the same time, the content is so presented as
to keep the expert readers engaged.
Alchi
By: Goepper, Roger
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Ladakh's Hidden Buddhist Sanctuary
The Sumtsek
On the south bank of the Indus in Ladakh, facing a great trade and invasion route to the north, lies Alchi, a repository of magnificent Buddhist wall paintings and clay sculptures that have survived for over eight hundred years. This sumtuously illustrated book details the most impressive of the temples within the complex, the Sumtsek (Three-Tiered) Temple.
Ancient Stone Images of Buddha & Bodhisattva in Nepal <br> By: Milan Ratna Shakya
Ancient Stone Images of Buddha & Bodhisattva in Nepal
By: Milan Ratna Shakya
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This work on Buddhist art illustrates the sculptural history of Buddhas and bodhisattva images in ancient Nepal.
Art of Buddhism
Art of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its History and Meaning (Paperback)
By: Denise Patry Leidy
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More than two hundred photographs—most in stunning full color—provide the visual context for this tour of the world of Buddhist art. From the earliest second-century b.c.e. archaeological evidence to the nineteenth century  this book showcases the marvelous variety of Buddhist art through the ages, from every country and region where Buddhism has influenced the culture in a significant way, including India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and all the regions of Southeast Asia. Included in the rich variety of forms are architecture and monumental art, statuary, paintings, calligraphy, fresco, brushwork, and textile arts.
Art of Buddhism
Art of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its History and Meaning
By: Denise Patry Leidy
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More than two hundred photographs—most in stunning full color—provide the visual context for this tour of the world of Buddhist art. From the earliest second-century b.c.e. archaeological evidence to the nineteenth century  this book showcases the marvelous variety of Buddhist art through the ages, from every country and region where Buddhism has influenced the culture in a significant way, including India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and all the regions of Southeast Asia. Included in the rich variety of forms are architecture and monumental art, statuary, paintings, calligraphy, fresco, brushwork, and textile arts.
Art of Enlightenment
By: Tarthang Tulku
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A Perspective on the Sacred Art of Tibet
“Art is uniquely human expression. Through art we communicate our most subtle perceptions, and give structure and order to the world we perceive around us. While the forms art represents are drawn from our natural surroundings, the structure we give them reflects the structure of our mind. Arising from mind and conditioned by mind, art is a mirror of our consciousness.[...]” - Excerpt from page 1
Art of Nalanda
By: Paul, Debjani
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Development of Buddhist Sculpture AD 600-1200 A renowned meeting ground of Buddhist Asia, Nalanda was also a prolific centre  of artistic output imbued with remarkable 'sthetic vision and innovative skill.  The book is the first major  study of the Buddhist sculpture from the site in multiple media like stone, metal and stucco.  It provides a succinct account of the development of plastic from basing on a solid foundation of iconographic and stylistic analysis.
Art of the Himalayas; Treasures from Nepal and Tibet
By: Pal, Pratapaditya
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Treasures from Nepal and Tibet
The Zimmerman Collection is an unparalleled assemblage of the art of Tibet and Nepal, particularly strong in Nepali bronzes and paintings, the latter being a rare commodity. It includes an extraordinary range of material of high quality attesting to the incredible richness and diversity of both the culture and the art of these two lands, both their fecund imagination and their superb technical skill.
Art of Tibet By: Fisher, Robert
Art of Tibet
By: Fisher, Robert
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This book covers the entire history of Tibetan art, focusing on the inextricably intertwined relationship between the art and the spiritual life of the region. From the Potala in Lhasa - one of the world's greatest religious complexes - to painting, sculpture, manuscript, silk embroidery and a highly developed tradition of portraiture and ritual objects. Tibet's unique artistic culture is vividly presented in this compelling study.
Art of Tibet: LA Museum Catalogue
By: Pal Pratapaditya
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The startling color of Tibetan art is shown in fifty-six pages of color plates. The catalogue itself is divided into three sections- painting, sculpture, and ritual objects-each with a generous art-historical introduction of its own. Each object is illustrated in the catalogue secrion with a full view or a detail in black-and-white. In the entries Pal meticulously describes each work, identifying as necessary the deities, persons and scenes depicted, and discusses its place in art history. These detailed analyses of artworks of the highest quality combined with the historical and arrrt-historical essays make this expanded edition of Art of Tibet a perfect addition to the library of those new to Tibetan art and specialists alike. Included are a bibliography, a Tibetan pronounciation guide,glossaries of Sanskrit and Tibetan terms.
Artful Beneficence: Selections from the David R. Nalin Himalayan Art Collection
Artful Beneficence: Selections from the David R. Nalin Himalayan Art Collection
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This book, published in conjunction with the exhibition A Collector's Passion: South Asian Selections from the Nalin Collection shown at the Rubin Museum of Art from June 12 through November 9, 2009, places a distinguished private collection in an art historical context, providing insightful and carefully researched observations about iconography, style, and dating in Himalayan art. Melissa R. Kerin, the primary author, worked closely with the collector and other scholars in the field to present accurate and up-to-date information about each object.
Artistic Thangka Album of 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities
Artistic Thangka Album of 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities
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Artistic Thangka Album of 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities
Arya Dravida Vidyaraja: `Phags pa' gro ldin ba'i rig snags kyi rgyal po
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This text belonged to an obscure cult among the Indian Tantra practitioners. Arya Dravida Vidya-Raja is one of the new Tantra Texts of unique Nature having its Dharani in order to save the practitioners from the evils ahead. This book throws more light in application of the sono-efficacy of mantra syllables in Dharani. The collection and explanation of the Dharani-mantras in this volume constitute a valuable contribution to Tibetan studies.

Tibetan text with tr. into English and introduction
Bejewelled Buddha From India to Burma
Bejewelled Buddha From India to Burma
By: Claudine Beautze-Picron
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This book represents a comprehensive study of 'The Bejewelled Buddha' considering stylistic as well as iconographic issues. A crucial moment in the Buddha's life seems to have been referred to through this image, namely, the sojourn on Mount Meru, where the Buddha sat on Indra's seat and taught all the gods.
Black Hat Eccentric: Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa
Black Hat Eccentric: Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa
By: Karl Debreczeny
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The Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje (1604-1674) was not only leader of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism but also famous as a great artistic innovator. One of the most original and eccentric figures in the history of Tibetan art, he combined different compositional and figural models as well as styles, even mixing genres to create a very personal visual idiom full of charm, wit, and humor. A sensitive and playful depiction of animals is especially distinctive, making his works both intimate and directly accessible.
Bon: The Magic Word: The Indigenous Religion of Tibet (Paperback)
Bon: The Magic Word: The Indigenous Religion of Tibet (Paperback)
By: Samten G. Karmay and Jeff Watt
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The book contains the work of scholars esteemed in the field and in particular that of Tibetan-born scholar Samten G. Karmay, who has contributed a historical overview of Bon religion to the present volume. Jeff Watt, curator of the Rubin Museum of Art, does much in his essay to distinguish between Bon and Buddhist art, with which it is so often confused, and in doing so brings out its unique character. The other contributors look at specific topics within Bon, including its paintings, sacred geography and its foundation, in efforts to set its art and artefacts within their contexts. The purpose of this book is to enable the reader to appreciate the beauty of Bon art whilst, at the same time, gaining an understanding of the spirit of Bon from the time of its foundation through to the present day.

Bon: The Magic Word: The Indigenous Religion of Tibet, Samten G. Karmay and Jeff Watt, Rubin Museum of Art, Paperback, 2008, 232 Pages, $34.95
Book of Buddhas
By: Rudy Jansen, Eva
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This book serves as an introduction for Western students. It is not a comprehensive and exhausting study, but provides an introduction to Buddhism itself, as well as a generous survey of the most common figures and symbols.
Buddha Image: Its Origin and Development
By: Y. Krishan & Kalpana K. Tadikonda
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This book deals with crucial though controversial questions in Buddhist art: the origin of the Buddha image. It is profusely illustrated and provides rich and stimulating fare to students of Indian art in general and of Buddhist art in particular.

Buddha in Life and Art
By: Nigel Cameron
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No memorials throughout history have towered higher than the many monuments to Buddha scattered across Asia. The serene form and countenance of these gentle giants represent the attainment of all we seek to be. We stand in awe of their massive passivity, and we wonder at the hands that fashioned wood, stone and metal into such sublime grace.
Buddha in Paradise
Buddha in Paradise: A Celebration in Himalayan Art
By: Glenn H. Mullin
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The human mind has reached continuously over millennia for visions of realms beyond sufferingwithout death, pain, longing, or ignorance. In many cultures, terms used to describe such places share the root meaning of "paradise," a "walled garden," and corresponding notions of protection, delight, and contentment. This publication lays out in sculptures and paintings the concept of "paradise" in Tibetan Buddhism, understood through different approaches and teachings, the most radical of which confronts us with the realization that paradise is all around us if we are able to perceive it. Poetry and writings by Buddhist masters, including texts that guide the passage from death to rebirth, are provided to accompany the visual communications of these ideas in painting, textiles and sculpture.
Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob,
Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob, editors
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Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art documents the growing presence of Buddhist perspective in contemporary culture.  This shift began in the nineteenth century and is now pervasive in many aspects of everyday experience.  In the arts especially, the increasing importance of process over product has promoted a profound change in the relationship between artist and audience.
Buddha: Radiant Awakening
By: Jackie Menzies
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Buddhism, a faith of perpetual evolution and regeneration, has flourished for over two thousand years and has been embraced by peoples of many cultures. Veneration for the Buddha in all his myriad forms has inspired glorious imagery that celebrates his beliefs. This magnificent book presents and discusses works of art from many countries that portray the life of Buddha and address the different ideas that have shaped the religion through the ages to the present day.
Buddhas
Buddhas
By: Nancy Tingley
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According to tradition, Shakyamuni Buddha was a prince who attained enlightenment and whose teachings gave birth to Buddhism. Western audiences today recognize certain iconographic elements, such as distended earlobes and monk’s robes, as belonging to the Buddha. Yet depictions of the buddha vary widely across countries and cultures, revealing regional differences in religious belief. For example, the earliest buddha images, from Pakistan, depict the narrative of the Enlightened One’s life, whereas later images from Thailand portray a crowned and bejeweled Buddha. This great variety of interpretations represents a rich inheritance that enhances our understanding of the cultures that created such devotional objects. In this book, Nancy Tingley explores the breadth of Buddhist belief as elucidated through the many depictions of buddhas, from the first millennium to modern times
Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery
Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery
By: Romio Shrestha
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In the tradition of Celestial Gallery and Goddesses of the Celestial Gallery, Romio Shresthas latest large format art in Buddha's of the Celestial Gallery gathers striking Tibetan style Mandala paintings featuring the Buddha. Each book is hand-bound and two feet tall, reproduced from master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks, who render postmodern interpretations of an age-old Tibetan artistic tradition. Made from malachite, lapis, marigolds and painted at times with three hairs of a cats tail, these paintings are produced in hauntingly powerful detail.
Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery <br> By: Romio Shrestha
Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery
By: Romio Shrestha
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Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery
By: Romio Shrestha
Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Khadromas and the Way of the Pilgrim: A Transformative Book of Photography and Pithy Sayings
By: Simhananda & Dadi Darshan Dharma
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A stunning photographic journey that unveils the changing face of Buddhism throughout the ages. Each photograph that composes this remarkable work of art, is accompanied by a profound thought, translated in three languages (English, French, Italian). Through his superb images and his renowned penmanship, Simhananda leads us on an unedited discovery of the universe of the Buddha.
Buddhism and Gandhara Art
By: Pranati Ghosal (ed.) , R.C. Sharma (ed.)
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The present work is the outcome of an International Conference on "Buddhism and Gandhara Art" organized in the joint collaboration of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla and Jnana-Pravaha - Centre for Cultural Studies, Varanasi. The idea evolved at the juncture when the then Taliban government of Afghanistan was bent upon destroying the marvelous creations of Gandhara art including the great Bamiyan Buddha. It is an academic homage to those splendid treasures of Gandhara art, many of which are no more to be seen.
Buddhism Art, Architecture, Literature & Philosophy
By: Dr. G. Kamalakar
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Buddhism is one of the important religions of world. Albeit Lord Buddha was not born in Andhra Desa, but the contribution of Andhra Desa to Buddhism is not small. Famous Buddhist Stupas and Viharas as seen at Amaravati, Nagarjunakonda, Bhattiprolu, Guntupalli, Chandavaram are only a few to name in Andhra Desa. With the passing time, new discoveries on Buddhism are pouring in from different corners.
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition
John Lyons
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The historical foundations of this important world religion, including the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha, are explored. The authors examine the spread of Buddhism into Central Asia, and its diversification as it absorbed elements of the local religions. Numerous illustrations in both color and black-and-white depict objects relating to Buddhism as well as scenes of contemporary Buddhist life.
Buddhist Antiquities of Nubra Valley<br>By: R.C. Agrawal
Buddhist Antiquities of Nubra Valley
By: R.C. Agrawal
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Nubra under the shadow of gigantic snow peaks with lush green fields, delicious apricot orchards and glacier rivers is a mini paradise surrounded by rugged mountains. It is the biggest sub-division of Ladakh and played an important role in maintaining trade contacts with Chinese and Central Asian countries. Several monasteries, palaces and chortens built here indicated that Buddhism flourished and maintained a link with Central Asian countries.
Buddhist Art and Architecture
Buddhist Art and Architecture
By: Fisher, R.
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Buddhism is the single common thread uniting the Asian world, from Indian to Southeast Asia and through Central Asia to China, Korea and Japan. To guide and inspire believers, innumerable symbols and images were made, beginning in India in the third century BC. This phenomenally diverse tradition includes not only frescoes and relief carvings but also rock-cut shrines with a thousand Buddhas, the glorious stupas of Southeast Asia and the pagodas of the Far East, and the massive "mandala in stone" of Borobudur in Java. Robert E. Fisher eloquently describes all the Buddhist schools and cultures and explains their imagery, from Tibetan cosmic diagrams and Korean folk art to early Sri Lankan sites and Japanese Zen gardens.
Buddhist Art and Thought
Buddhist Art and Thought
By: Angela Sumegi
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“Buddhist Art and Thought” encompasses a number of themes related to the study of cultural interflow among Asian countries, sharing philosophy, literature, arts and architecture, systems of polity and ways of living and thinking. It is a journey through the history of dissemination of Buddhism by monk-scholars to Central, East, Fareast and Southeast Asia. It brings forth the manifestations of divine forms of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, other deities of the Buddhist pantheon, colossal images, luminous mandalas and meditation. It throws light on the spread of the Buddhist Sanskrit literature, Indian scripts, inscriptions and Sanskrit manuscripts, and Buddhist ceremonies and rituals, beyond the boundaries of India. Contribution of the Indologists as pilgrims in the world of vision and intellection is another area touched upon by the scholar through her research.
Buddhist Art in Tibet: new insights on ancient treasures, a study of paintings and sculptures from 8th to 18 century<br>By: Michael Henss
Buddhist art in Tibet: new insights on ancient treasures, a study of paintings and sculptures from 8th to 18 century
By: Michael Henss
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Buddhist Art in Tibet: new insights on ancient treasures, a study of paintings and sculptures from 8th to 18 century
By: Michael Henss
Buddhist Art of Gandhara
Buddhist Art of Gandhara
By: Sir John Marshall
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About two thousand years ago, the land named Gandhara on the west banks of the Indus fell successively under the domination of the Greeks, the Sakyas and the Parthians. This book gives an account of the school of art which formed itself under these widely divergent cultures. The early Gandhara school is chiefly notable in providing the earliest works of art in which the Buddha was represented in bodily form.
Buddhist Art of Pagan
Buddhist Art of Pagan
By: Vinay Kumar Rao
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The book presents a comprehensive study of Buddhist Sculptural art of Pagan in Myanmar considering Buddhist iconography and pictorial representations of events from Buddha`s life and Jatakas. The book discusses briefly about the development of Buddhist sculptural art in Myanmar from the times of its inception and gives a broader description of Buddhist iconography and life scenes from life of Buddha at Pagan.
Buddhist Art: An Historical and Cultural Journey
Buddhist Art: An Historical and Cultural Journey
By: Giles Beguin
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Buddhism and its art represents the one truly unifying factor of the entire Asian continent and has become a fundamental part of our shared world heritage. However, to draw a unique portrait of this art in a single work is a formidable undertaking due to the great plurality in traditions spanning different countries and regions over various epochs.
Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Introduction
By: Charles F. Chicarelliy
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Over 150 color photographs from temples, museums, historical sites, and private collections enhance this attractive survey of the Buddhist art of India, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Nepal, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It presents the life story and teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha, founder of Buddhism, as shown in paintings, sculptures, and other works of art, and explores the major schools of Buddhism--Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Zen--and the styles and characteristics of the Buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities, and other images seen in their art.
Buddhist Deities & Masters
Buddhist Deities & Masters: An Introduction
By: Chandra B. Shakya
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Mr. Chandra B Shakya was born in a Newar family of Lalitpur, Nepal. Nurtured within religious and cultural background of a mix of different Buddhism practices, Mr Shakya has always been curious to have a better understanding of the different deities and masters relating to Mahayana Buddhism. Amidst the traditional and rich atmosphere of statues making and selling business especially in Lalitpur itself, he sensed a dearth of information in this aspect. Although, a water resource engineer by profession, he happened to devote his time and efforts in collecting information and studying about different deities and masters. There are so many different kinds of deities that one book is bound to get fascinated and bewildered at times. Through this book, Shakya has tried to cater to the readers some very pertinent and concise information about the most popular Mahayana Buddhist deities and masters whose statues are being made. This book should be useful to many readers in terms of arousing curiosity as well as generating deeper interest to further the knowledge in Mahayana Buddhism and also instigate a desire to follow the path of Enlightenment ultimately in whatever form, the Tathagata Buddha had shown, in a way suitable to individual's preference.

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Buddhist Deities of Nepal
Buddhist Deities of Nepal: Iconography in Two Sketchbooks
By: Gudrun Buhnemann
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An examination of line drawings of Buddhist deities labelled Bauddhadevatacitrasamgraha.  The deities that figure most prominently are the Lokesvaras, forms of Manjusri and Tara.  The manuscript also includes two mandalas.  One is a mandala of Cakrasamvara and the other, unnamed, but identified as one belonging to Manjusri.  Most of the 34 folios are accompanied by name in Nevari characters.  Easy refernce number accompany the text by the editor.
Buddhist Divinities
By: Niyogi
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Buddhist Divinities is a thoughtful contribution to the history of Buddhism comprising both history of religion and art. It presents a systematic account of many renowned scholars of Buddhist religion, philosophy and literature who worked and studied in the monastic universities of Bengal and Bihar. These scholars contributed  most to the history of Buddhist religion and for this they received respect above god for their learning and character.
Buddhist Goddesses of India
By: Miranda Shaw
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The Indian Buddhist world abounds with goddesses--transcendent wisdom figures, maternal nurturers, potent healers and protectors, voluptuous tree spirits, cosmic mothers of liberation, and dancing female Buddhas. But relatively little has been published about these female deities, and until now no single resource was available.
Buddhist Iconography
Buddhist Iconography
By: Chandra, Lokesh
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The art that arose from the snowy heights and in the warm plains of India became the frozen music of form in the vast expanses of Asia, from Siberia, Mongolia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan to Nepal, Ceylon, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and other countries. Indian art in its Buddhist idiom is a transic response to the immensity of hummano-cosmic unity..
Buddhist Iconography and Ritual in Paintings and Line Drawings from Nepal
By: Gudrun Bahnemann
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This book is divided into three sections. The first section introduces one specific tradition of Siddhas transmitted by artists from Nepal. This artistic legacy, which is related to a corpus of texts that go back through Srisena and Bu ston, includes two paintings and an incomplete set of line drawings.
Buddhist Logic and Quantum Dilemma<br> By: Jayant Burde
Buddhist Logic and Quantum Dilemma
By: Jayant Burde
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Buddhist Logic and Quantum Dilemma
By: Jayant Burde
Buddhist paintings of Tun-Huang in the National Museum, New Delhi
By: Lokesh Chandra & Nirmala Sharma
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The Tun-huang caves are the sparkle of Buddhist art over the centuries. Situated at the foot of the Mountain of Singing Sands, they are the brush of the Buddha, where an itinerant monk Yeh-tsun watched the irridescent peaks in the sheen of blue satin, settled down to excavate the first cave in AD 344, and to paint its walls with colours brought by birds as the folk legend has it.
Buddhist Sculpture and Painting <br> Le Huu Phuoe
Buddhist Sculpture and Painting
Le Huu Phuoe
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Published materials on Buddhist sculptures and paintings particularly lack a developmental and holistic perspective; few endeavored to elucidate the chronologies and stylistic relationships with their Indian subcontinental sources. This volume, which originally intended as a complementary work to my book 'BUDDHIST ARCHITECTURE' first published in 2010, will address these scholastic deficiencies and primarily covers the period between the third century BCE-twelfth centuries CE. It results in new answers that Vajrayana imageries have strongly been influenced by early Hindu iconography and Tantric Hinduism. It also proposes a fresh chronology for the contentious Central Asian murals after carefully reviewing Indian and Chinese sources. The volume further examines Aniconic sculptures and paintings in India as well as their origins and unique symbolisms.
Buddhist Sculpture in Clay: Early Western Himalayan Art, Late 10th to Early 13th Centuries
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Large-scale clay sculptures representing the main deities are characteristics of the earliest Tibetan Buddhist monuments and particularly of the monasteries and village-temples built -from the end of the 10th to the early 13th centuries in West Tibet and Ladakh. Commonly placed in the main niches along the central axis of the monuments, these images of highest quality constitute a major source for the cultural and religious history of western Himalayan (Indo-Tibetan) art and early Tibetan art in general. Based on extensive field research and in situ documentation for more than a decade, this groundbreaking study provides a comprehensive assessment of the early western Himalayan sculptures and their context.
Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand
Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand
By: Carol Stratton
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The art of the Northern kingdoms of Thailand was Buddhist, and the Buddha image was at its core. The purpose of traditional Buddhist art was not to delight the eye or "decorate," but to remind, enlighten, and instruct. For many years art historians considered the sculpture of Northern Thailand, or Lan Na, to be a minor tradition.
Buddhist Sites and Shrines in India
By: D. C. Ahir
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This book is the first of its kind which gives complete information on the history, art & architecture of more than 250 Buddhist sites and shrines in India. The presentation is state-wise, covering 25 modern states, in alphabetical order, from Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal. The most sacred shrines, sanctified by the Buddha, are in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Buddhist Statues of Tibet
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Please note: major part of the text is in Chinese, only in English is the identification of the statues. The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum Volume 60, Beijing Palace Museum. This book presents 260 of the best and most representative gold and copper Buddhist statues from the Palace Museum collection in Beijing.
Buddhist Symbols
By: Tatjana Blau and Mirabai Blau
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These 145 illustrated Tibetan Buddhist symbols, and the instructions for incorporating them into everyday life, will please the eye, mind, and soul. Gaze upon Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who exist for the benefit of all living beings. Also: mudras (sacred gestures), good luck symbols, ritual structures, and more.
Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture
By: Dagyab Rinpoche
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The Queen's Earrings. The Fur-Bearing Fish. The Endless Knot. Tibetan Buddhism is filled with rich, colorful symbols. But what do they all mean? In this fascinating study, Dagyab Rinpoche not only explains the nine best-known groups of Tibetan Buddhist symbols but also shows how they serve as bridges between our inner and outer worlds. As such, they can be used to point the way to ultimate reality and to transmit a reservoir of deep knowledge formed over thousands of years.
Buddhist Tales of Kashmir in Tibetan Woodcuts, Narthang series of the woodcuts of Ksemendra’s Avadana - kapalata
By: Sharada Rani
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Paperback, (93 Pages) describing 58 B/W prints (23" x 36 " , folded)
Celestial Gallery
By: Romio Shrestha
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Boldly reinterpreting an  age-old artistic style of painting, this beautiful edition of Celestial Gallery showcases intricately rendered Tibetan-style mandalas, reproduced from a precious collection of magnificent scroll paintings.  master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of monks have rendered Nepalese contemporary versions of deities such as White Tara, Medicine Buddha, Dakini mandala, and other Buddhist iconography in powerful detail and colors.
Celestial Gallery
By: Shrestha, Romio / Baker, Ian A.
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Oversize book - Boldly reinterpreting an age old Tibetan artistic tradition, this enormous album offers gorgeously detailed representations of celestial spheres, known as mandalas. Merely gazing upon them is meant to inspire heightened states of intention and clarity. In CELESTIAL GALLERY master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks have rendered postmodern interpretations of these enlightened Buddha realms. Made from hand ground malachite, lapis, marigolds, and more, and painted at times with three cat tail hairs, these multifaceted scenes of otherworldly deities are produced with hauntingly powerful detail. Depictions of White Tara. Caven Tara, the Medicine Buddha, and many other celestials invite and inspire meditation and reflection.
Celestial Gallery
By: Shrestha, Romio / Baker, Ian A.
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Originally published in a format over two feet tall, Romio Shrestha's beautiful art book is now available in a more standard size. Consisting of bold reinterpretations of age-old scroll painting, "Celestial Gallery" showcases intricately rendered Tibetan-style mandalas.
Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art
By John Huntington and Dina Bangdel
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Attention to Himalayan Buddhist art has come to the forefront of art historical scholarship in recent years, especially in the are of connoisseurship and attribution. Several major exhibitions have highlighted the artistic achievement of the Himalayan cultures, yet few have focused primarily on the reason for the creation of the art and its original intent. The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art attempt to fill this lacuna in the scholarship by showing that the function of Himalayan Buddhist art is to interpret and give physical form to specific Buddhist practices.
Compassion and Reincarnation in Tibetan Art
By: Doboom Tulku , Glenn H. Mullin
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Thangka Catalogue of the Tibet House Museum
Creative Symbols of Tantric Buddhism
By: Sangharakshita
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Tantric Buddhism is concerned with the direct experience of who we are and what we can become. Its sole aim is to help us realize our potential for profound wisdom and unbounded compassion by transforming the energy locked in by old habits, fears, and narrow views. For the Tantra this experience cannot be mediated by concepts; it is beyond words and thought, beyond the everyday mind and personality. But it can be evoked with the help of symbols.
Dalai Lama's Secret Temple
By: Dalai Lama, Ian Baker
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Tantric Wall Paintings From Tibet
This book introduces an extraordinary series of paintings on the walls of the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas private meditation chamber in Tibet. The spiritual practices illustrated in these murals belong to the highest level of Buddhist Tantra and, in particular, to Dzogchen, the teachings of the "Great Perfection."
Deer Park Calligraphies
By: H.H. 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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Booklet, 8.5" x 8.5" , with 19 calligraphies by His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen




Defining The Image: Measurements in Image-Making
By: Charles Willemen
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In the applied arts of India iconometery, talamana, the knowledge of the measurements and the proportions of images, has an old tradition, not entirely different from the Greek and the Renaissance tradition.
Deities of Tibetan Buddhism
Deities of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Willson/Brauen
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Deities of Tibetan Buddhism is an extraordinary encyclopedia of Buddhist icons. Illustrating the Rin 'byung brgya rtsa, the sNar thang brgya rtsa, and the Vajravali, the book is based on a collection of over five hundred images of Tibetan deities. The images, presented in the book at full scale, were originally created by a master artist in the early nineteenth century to serve as initiation cards (tsakli).
Demonic Divine: Himalayan Art and Beyond
By: Robert N. Linrothe
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Demonic Divine: Himalayan Art and Beyond marks the Rubin Museum of Art's opening season as the first exhibition to focus on the "wrathful" image in Himalayan Art. Centuries after early missionaries first claimed these works and the artists who made them "demonic", the accompanying catalog takes an in-depth look at the role of "wrathful" deities in Himalayan art and in the world at large.
Development of Buddhist Iconography in Eastern India
By: Mallar Ghosh
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This book deals with the unwritten rules of Nepalese religious art as laid down in 'model books'; manuals for the artists, in which they can find the correct way to represent, in visual art, any of some 2000 godly figures. The author has traced the development in time of some 150 popular Hindu deities in order to see if the representation of these gods is in any way related to changes in society. The author has studied the sketches in numerous model books and compared them with written iconographic descriptions in ancient texts as well as with executed art such as paintings, woodcarvings and miniatures. The main area of her study was the town of Bhaktapur. Printed Pages: 218 with 54 b/w illustrations.
Dharma Art
Dharma Art
By: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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" Dharma Art" refers to creative works that spring from the awakened meditative state, characterizrd by directness, unselfconsciousness, and nonagression. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that dharma art provides a vehicle to appreciate the nature of things as they are and express it without any struggle or desire toachieve. A work of dharma art brings out the goodness and dignity of the situation it refelects-dignity that comes from the artist's interest in the details of life and sense of appreciation for experience.
Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography
By: Bunce, F.
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Man has, from times immemorial, exhibited a striking predilection or symbols. Which, through written words, drawings, sculptures or other visual/iconographic representations, seem to have shaped much of mankind's culture. From the simplest, yet eloquent, drawings on the walls of the prehistoric caves, through the sophistication of Egyptian imagery, the sculptural embroidered wealth of a Khajuraho, or the convoluted elegance of a Mannerist painting all interweave iconographic imagery so inextricably into their very core that, without its visual/didactic richness, these would be a mere shell, a hollow vanity! Veritably, our cultural scenograph will lose much of its 'sthetic charm and meaning, once it is bereft of iconography.
Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography (Ma.bdud - Manjushri) Vol. 7
By: Chandra, Lokesh
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The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the everevolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas.
Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography, vol. 1
By: Lokesh Chandra
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The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the everevolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. The multiple forms of a theonym arise m varying contexts;.
Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography, vol. 2
By: Lokesh Chandra
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The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the everevolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. The multiple forms of a theonym arise m varying contexts;.
Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography, vol. 3
By: Lokesh Chandra
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The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the everevolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. The multiple forms of a theonym arise m varying contexts;.
Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography, vol. 6
By: Lokesh Chandra
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The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the everevolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. The multiple forms of a theonym arise m varying contexts;.
Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography, vol.4
By: Lokesh Chandra
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The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the everevolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. The multiple forms of a theonym arise m varying contexts;.
Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography, vol.5
By: Lokesh Chandra
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The Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a century to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons. It spans the last twenty centuries, and it is a comparative study of unprecedented geographic variations, besides the everevolving visualisations of great masters who introduced extraordinary plurality of divine forms in the dharanis and sadhanas. The multiple forms of a theonym arise m varying contexts;.
Divine Presence, Arts of India and the Himalayas
By: Singer, Ahuja & Weldon
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Casa Asia, established in 2000 by the Spanish government to foster cultural and educational exchange between Asia and Spain, celebrates its inaugural exhibition entitled Divine Presence: Arts of India and the Himalayas. The exhibition brings together over sixty of the world's finest examples of Indian and Himalayan art, drawn from twenty-six leading private and public collections in Europe and North America.
Dragon's Gift
Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan
Edited by Dr. Stephen Little
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The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan is the catalog of one of the most highly anticipated exhibitions of Buddhist art in recent years. The Honolulu Academy of Arts, under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Little, spent nearly three years of ambitious fieldwork and research in Bhutan. The exhibition will open in Honolulu on February 23, 2008 before embarking on a two-year worldwide tour.
Early Himalayan Art
By: Amy Heller
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This book focuses on the Ashmolean Museum's important collection of Buddhist metal sculptures and other works of religious art from the Himalayan regions of Tibet and Nepal. Mainly these works date from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, before the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. But many of the finest examples in the collection belong to the earlier, formative periods of Himalayan art, c.700-1400 AD.
Early Sino -Tibetan Art
Early Sino -Tibetan Art
By: Heather Stoddard
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A study of the artistic dialogue between the two great north Asian cultural centers of Tibet and China, commencing as early as the 9th century, through to the 15th century. This groundbreaking monograph is well illustrated with many objects which are otherwise inaccessible and bases its findings on translations of indigenous Tibetan, Chinese and Central Asian inscriptions. With new foreword by the author and extensive bibliography of Western language, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese sources, it is both attractive and scholarly.
Eastern Indian Bronzes
Eastern Indian Bronzes
By: Lalit Kala Akademi
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"Eastern Indian Bronzes" is a companion volume to the Lalit Kala Akademi's South Indian Bronzes, which has become the standard work on the subject. This publication, which is by three leading scholars on the art of Eastern India, is one of the most extensive surveys made thus far.
Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara
By: Neville, Tove E.
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Chenresigs, Kuan-yin or Kannon Boddhisattva: Its Origin and Iconography. The Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara is a study of the many origins that may have played a part in arriving at this number of heads, based on forms and powers: male and female forms; origins based on name; in scriptural evidence and images, as well as Hindu deities, and finally origin seen in Rock-cut litanies in caves in India.
Empowered Masters: Tibetan Wall Paintings of Mahasiddhas at Gyantse
By: Ulrich von Schroeder
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Some of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monuments to have survived the ravages of history are the temples and chapels at Gyantse in Southern Tibet. In a chapel on the upper floor of the Palkhor Tsuglagkhang there exist superb wall paintings of the legendary eighty-four mahasiddhas – tantric adepts who, through effort and practice, have attained perfection and are endowed with extraordinary powers.
Encyclopedia of Buddhist Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Saints & Demons
Encyclopedia of Buddhist Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Saints & Demons (2 Vol Set)
By: Bonce, Frederick W.
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Beginning with a few aniconic symbols, like foot prints, a throne, the Bo tree or stupas, in the prechristian Indian art, Buddhism came to evolve a variety of picturesque representations of a Self-Existent, Super immanent Principle: in myriad forms and emanations that range from the superbly magnificent to sheerly grotesque.
Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs
Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs
By: Robert Beer
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This study of the sacred art of Tibet is the result of eight years of meticulous brush drawing, and a lifetime spent researching and reflecting upon the inner and often hidden meanings and origins encapsulated in this most complex of iconographical traditions.  Several thousand individual drawings arranged as a series of 169 plates illustrate the many variations in style and individual expression of these ritual objects.  The text interweaves the origins, meanings and functions of these symbols, derived from India, Tibet and China, into a comprehensive tapesty within a Buddhist conceptual framework.
Eternal Presence: Handprints and Footprints in Buddhist Art
Eternal Presence: Handprints and Footprints in Buddhist Art (Paperback)
By: Kathryn H. Selig Brown
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Eternal Presence: Handprints and Footprints in Buddhist Art , Kathryn H. Selig Brown, Katonah Museum of Art, Paperback, 2004, 80 Pages, $25.00
Excavations of Hadda
By: Dr. Jules J. Barthoux
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The Hadda complex, located just south of modern Jalalabad, Afghanistan, was a key site on the ancient trade route from India through Central Asia to China.
Female Buddhas
By: Mullin, Glenn H. with Jeff J. Watt
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Female Buddhas presents an appraisal of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism and an overview of its prominence in Tibetan art by Tibetologist Glenn H. Mullin. It includes over a hundred full-color plates of Tibetan Masterpieces from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collections.
Female Deities in Buddhism
Female Deities in Buddhism
By: Vessantara
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Queens and old crones, Buddhas and goddesses, mothers and wild women. The female deities of Buddhism inspire, beguile, rouse and protect us. This is a practical introduction to the major female deities of Buddhism suitable for general readers and includes figures from Tibet, India and China. It includes: the main figures encountered by Westerners; the meaning and purpose of mantras, sacred symbols, colours and art; a clear account of Buddhist visualization practice and how it works; an exploration of the place of women and the feminine divine in Buddhism; and over 20 figures including the five Wisdom Queens, female Buddhas of the mandala - White Tara and Vijaya, bringers of long life - Kwan Yin and Green Tara, the embodiments of compassion - passionate and fearless Sky-Dancers; and the Buddhas of Wisdom - the wrathful protectress.
Flowering of a Foreign Faith: New Studies in Chinese Buddhist Art
By: Janet Baker (editor)
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This book presents new research on topics which center around the question of how Chinese Buddhist art evolved and what characterizes it as distinctly Chinese. Touching upon the Indian roots of Buddhism, the authors focus on the transformations that took place once the belief system entered the Chinese political, social, and philosophical sphere. Indian architecture, sculpture, and painting transformed indigenous Chinese art by introducing new subject matter, moral ideals, and a novel aesthetic. However, enough native Chinese principles prevailed to inspire the creation of new sutras and legends. These in turn inspired artists to create new visual means of appealing to Chinese audiences who needed to reconcile Buddhism with their existing beliefs and moral systems.
Flying Mystics of Tibetan Buddhism
By: Glenn H. Mullin
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Flying Mystics can perhaps be regarded as a preliminary adventure into this ancient and venerable history. Using Buddhist art and literature as its vehicles, it presents some of the greatest Tibetan masterpiece paintings depicting famous Buddhist masters of flight, and also draws from the biographies of the most famous Buddhist flyers over the ages.
Forgotten Gods of Tibet : Early Buddhist Art in the Western Himalayas
Forgotten Gods of Tibet : Early Buddhist Art in the Western Himalayas
By: Peter Van Ham and Aglaja Stirn
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Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout, this book presents little known masterpices of early Buddhist art from the Spiti and Kinnaur regions on the Indo-Tibetan border. A well-researched text provides a history of the region and explains the production of the paintings and carvings and their cultural and religious significance. 159p, col illus (1997 Editions Menges)
Fresco Art of the Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet (English, Tibetan, Chinese)
Fresco Art of the Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet (English, Tibetan, Chinese)
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From Ogress to Godess Hariti, A Buddhist Deity <br>By: Madhurika K. Maheshwari
From Ogress to Godess Hariti, A Buddhist Deity
By: Madhurika K. Maheshwari
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From Ogress to Godess Hariti, A Buddhist Deity
By: Madhurika K. Maheshwari
From the Land of the Gods
From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley
By: Rubin Museum of Art
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From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley, Rubin Museum of Art, Paperback, 2008, 24 Pages, $5.00
From the Sacred Realm
From the Sacred Realm: Treasures of Tibetan Art from the Newark Museum
By: Valrae Reynolds
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Ranging from the 11th to the 20th century, ritual silk brocade garments, painted leather pieces, ceremonial silver objects, intricately worked ornaments, prayer wheels, and Buddhist paintings and sculpture, are all lavishly illustrated in From the Sacred Realm. The lucidly written texts provide an in-depth insight into the remarkable and fascinating culture of Tibet.
The outstanding Tibetan collection held by The Newark Museum stems from a treasure trove of objects originally brought together by the missionary Dr. Shelton during his stay in Eastern Tibet from 1904 to 1920.