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Title:
In the footsteps of the Buddha : an iconic journey from India to China
Author:
Ghose, Rajeshwari.
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Publication Information:
[Hong Kong] : University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 1998.
Physical Description:
5 unnumbered pages, xii, 378 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm
General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition jointly presented by the University of Hong Kong Dept. of Fine Arts and the University Museum and Art Gallery, Sept. 26-Dec. 15, 1998.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9789628038237

9789622176423
Format :
Book

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From the nascence of Buddhism in India, in the fifth and sixth centuries BC, the Buddhist doctrines spread into Southeast and North Asia through scriptures, paintings and sculptures. Buddhist art has become a distinct, complex and long-lasting cultural influence and Buddhist culture has been widely disseminated throughout the region for nearly two-and-half millennia.


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Library Journal Review

Originally developed as the catalog of a large exhibition of Buddhist art at the Museum and Art Gallery of Hong Kong University, this book is a work of art in its own right and now has been published for a wider audience. Fourteen scholarly articles on the history of Buddhist art, along with illustrations and maps, comprise the first third of the book. The rest contains the catalog of the exhibition, consisting of some 121 extraordinary works of art, beautifully displayed in full-color, generally full-page photographs. Each catalog item provides the necessary technical data on each work, such as its date, provenance, size and composition, and current ownership. The meaning and importance of the art is also briefly discussed. While this book will reward careful study, it is at the same time a pleasure just to browse through. Recommended for any library with a special interest in art or religion.--James F. DeRoche, Alexandria, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.