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  Stylistics of Buddhist Art in India
By: Mireille Benisti

Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Buddhism


 
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Author: Mireille Bnisti
Format: Hardcover ( 2 Volumes)
ISBN: 8173052433 / 9788173052439
Publication Date: 2012

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In the Buddhist faith of all times, the stupa is venerated as Buddha himself. It is conceived as his nirmana-kaya ?created body? or dharma-kaya ?body of law?. In the course of history its structure has followed the evolution of the theological concept of the Buddha. The present book contains many such landmarks in the history of Buddhist doctrine and art, presented on the basis of in-depth analysis of the styles and icons of stupas. Itemphasizes the study of minor votive stupas and those figured in reliefs, which, undamaged and represented with complete ornamentation, are testimonies about the conception and use of this object of worship. Another emphasis of this work is on stylistics, i.e. the study of styles systematically conducted with a precise and elaborate method, constituting a full-fledge discipline, which, along with iconography, provides a solid foundation for scientific history of art. Buddhist texts relevant to the conception, building and worship of stupas, such as Kriyasamgraha, are referred to with edition and translation. Vol.1: Text. Vol.2: Plates.;;;Contents: (i) A study of Stupas in ancient India. (ii) The ornamental Vedika. (iii) Stupas with five pillars. (iv) Apropos the Triratna. (v) Contribution to the study of the Indian Buddhist Stupa: the minor Stupas of Bodh-Gaya and Ratnagiri.

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