ART Book Review | The Art of Buddhism: An Introduction to Its History and Meaning By Denise Patry Leidy


Top to bottom full coverage of Buddhist art. This is one of the books to own if you have an interest in Buddhism or/and Buddhist art. 352 pages of numerous photographs and detailed information on the topic. The author has done a fantastic job covering such a broad subject.

Areas covered:

Pillars and stupas second century B.C.E. to Third century C.E.

The Buddha image: second  to seventh century

Caves and caravans India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and China

Korea and Japan sixth to ninth century

South Asia

The Himalayan region

Southeast Asia

China tenth to fourteenth century

Early Sino-Tibetan traditions

The Dali Lamas in Tibet

Ming, Manchu and Mongol in China

Revivals in Korea and Japan


  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1 edition (October 6, 2009)
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds




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