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Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, 15 vols. (complete set)

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, 15 vols. (complete set)

Lokesh Chandra

ISBN: 9788186471937, 8186471936

The dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a centruy to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons, ever since the representation of the Buddha on a coin of the Kushan Emperor Kaniska. It is a continuation of the vast iconic materials and research that the author's father Prof. RaghuVira had conducted since the 1930s. Thousands of ...

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol. 3: Cagan Acala--Dhupa

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol. 3: Cagan Acala--Dhupa

Lokesh Chandra

ISBN: 9788177420418, 8177420410

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol. 8: Manjusri-Nyoze-en

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol. 8: Manjusri-Nyoze-en

Lokesh Chandra

ISBN: 9788177420524, 8177420526

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol.14: Vajrakumara--Vasumitra

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol.14: Vajrakumara--Vasumitra

Lokesh Chandra

ISBN: 9788177420630, 8177420631

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol.15: Vasundhara--Zyokukai (finis)

Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, Vol.15: Vasundhara--Zyokukai (finis)

Lokesh Chandra

ISBN: 9788177420647, 817742064X

This volume shows the iconic richesse of deities, e.g. Vayu has twenty-two forms from India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Chine, Japan, and Indonesia. Though some of them can be traced back to classical texts, the others are derived from pantheons, painting, sculptures and statuettes............

Discourse in early Buddhist art: visual narratives of India

Discourse in early Buddhist art: visual narratives of India

Dehejia, Vidya

ISBN: 9788121507363, 8121507367

India's ancient Buddhists capitalized on the lure of stories, portraying them visually in stone reliefs and painted murals, to introduce viewers to the Buddhist faith and to confirm them in their belief. Commencing in the first century BC, Buddhist monasteries across the Indian subcontinent were extensively decorated with visual narratives of varying sizes. The book is a pioneering exploration ...

Divine presence: arts of India and the Himalayas, photography by John Bigelow Taylor

Divine presence: arts of India and the Himalayas, photography by John Bigelow Taylor

Casey, Jane et al.

ISBN: 9788874390229, 887439022X

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. The exhibition highlights the artistic achievements of several of the world's most imaginative and sophisticated aesthetic traditions. India's artistic heritage can be traced back at least to the third mil...

The dragon's gift: the sacred arts of Bhutan, ed. by Terese Tse  Bartholomew et al

The dragon's gift: the sacred arts of Bhutan, ed. by Terese Tse Bartholomew et al


ISBN: 9781932476354, 1932476350

This book presents more than one hundred works of Buddhist art from Bhutan. The vast majority of these sacred items are from active monasteries and temples where the objects continue to be used in ritual practice. It includes twelve essays by Western and Bhutanese scholars on a variety of relevant topics ranging from biographies of Buddhist masters to the conservation of cultural properties. Th...

Dunhuang art: through the eyes of Duan Wenjie, ed. and introd. by Tan Chung, foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan

Dunhuang art: through the eyes of Duan Wenjie, ed. and introd. by Tan Chung, foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan


ISBN: 9788170173137, 8170173132

Contents: (i) Style and artistry of Dunhuang art. (ii) Dunhuang art during the sixteen kingdoms and the northern dynasties. (iii) Dunhuang art during the first half of the Tang dynasty. (iv) Dunhuang art during the second half of the Tang dynasty. (v) Dunhuang art in the last phase.;;

Early and Buddhist stone sculpture of Japan

Early and Buddhist stone sculpture of Japan

Bhattacharyya, AK (b.1919)

ISBN: 9788170174226, 8170174228

The book discusses early artefacts, decorative sculptures, lanterns, pagodas, engravings, Buddha images, images of the Buddhist pantheon and Biku, Bikuni and Rakans.

Early Buddhist art of Bodh Gaya

Early Buddhist art of Bodh Gaya

Chakravarty, Kalyan Kumar

ISBN: 9788121507233, 8121507235

Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara: Chenresigs, Kuan-Yin or Kannon Bodhisattva: its origin and iconography

Eleven-headed Avalokitesvara: Chenresigs, Kuan-Yin or Kannon Bodhisattva: its origin and iconography

Neville, Tove E

Contents: (i) Introduction. (ii) The origins of Eleven Headed Avalokitesvara. (iii) Iconography of Eleven Headed Avalokistesvara: examples from India, Cambodia, Nepal and Tibet. (iv) Background for the Eleven-Headed Kuan-Yin in China. (v) Iconography of Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara as Kuan-Yin in China, Kuan Eum in Korea and Kannon in Japan.

Empowered masters: Tibetan wall paintings of Mahasiddhas at Gyantse

Empowered masters: Tibetan wall paintings of Mahasiddhas at Gyantse

Schroeder, Ulrich von

ISBN: 9781932476248, 1932476245

Some of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monuments to have survived the ravages of history are the temples and chaples at Gyantse in Southern Tibet. In a chaple ont he 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 extraodinary pow...

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