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Reading Buddhist art : an illustrated guide to Buddhist signs and symbols

Author: Meher McArthur
Publisher: New York, NY : Thames & Hudson, 2004, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meher McArthur
ISBN: 0500284288 9780500284285
OCLC Number: 55099898
Description: 216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Buddhist Pantheon --
Shakyamuni --
Bhaishajyaguru --
Maitreya --
Vairochana --
Akshobhya --
Amitabha, Amitayus --
Ratnasambhava, Amoghasiddhi --
Avalokiteshvara --
Tara --
Akashagarbha --
Kshitigarbha --
Manjushri --
Samantabhadra --
Vajrapani --
Yama --
Yamantaka --
Mahakala --
Lokapala (Guardian Kings) --
Vaishravana, Kubera --
Gate Guardians --
The Five Kings of Mystical Knowledge --
Yidams --
Devas --
Prajnaparamita, Sarasvati, Marici --
Dakinis, Rakshas, Shaktis --
Ashuras, Yakshas, Apsaras --
Arhats --
Bodhidharma --
Padmasambhava --
Xuanzang, Atisha --
Kobo Daishi --
Facial Features --
The Thirty-Two Marks of a Great Man --
Hairstyles, Crowns and Headdresses --
Jewelry and Adornments --
Thrones and Aureoles --
Standing and Walking Postures --
Sitting Postures --
Lying Position --
Embracing Postures --
Gestures of Fearlessness, Gift Giving --
Gestures of Explanation, Turning of the Wheel of the Law --
Gestures of Earth-Touching, Meditation --
Fist of Wisdom, Gesture of Prayer --
Signs, Symbols and Ritual Objects --
The Eight Auspicious Symbols --
Footprints --
The Wheel of the Law --
Lotus --
Precious Jewel --
Swastika --
Trees --
Mountains --
Real Animals --
Mythical Animals --
Diamond Thunderbolt --
Weapons and Instruments --
Daggers and Choppers --
Musical Instruments --
Water and Flower Containers --
Begging Bowls and Skull Cups --
Incense Burners --
Prayer Beads --
Robes and Hats --
Prayer Wheel --
Stupas and Pagodas --
Altars and Shrines --
Sanskrit Letters --
Sacred Texts.
Responsibility: Meher McArthur.
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"McArthur has set for herself no small task: to create a concise, accessible primer to the intricate world of Buddhist art. She succeeds."

 
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