The Buddhist Art of Gandhara: The story of the early school, it's birth, growth and Decline

By: Sir John Marshall

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About two thousand years ago, the land named Gandhara on the west banks of the Indus fell successively under the Greeks, the Sakas and the Parthians. This book gives an account of the school of art which formed itself under these widely divergent cultures. The early Gandhara school is chiefly notable in providing the earliest works of art in which the Buddha was represented in bodily form. Before this, he had always been shown symbolically; the characteristic and now familiar Buddha image was developed from the work of the early Gandhara sculptors. Sir John Marshall begins by analysing the formative influences of Gandhara art, its relationship to the early svhool of Central India and Hindustand, and the extent of its debt to the Greeks. He then traces the history of its development, in a remarkable and carefully chosen series of illustrations. The text is in the form of a commentary on these illustrations; the reader can thus share the author's extensive knowledge of the Gandhara school while observing for himself its growth and decline. Since it deals with the birth of their religious art as it exists today, this book must be of interest to a great many people in Buddhist countries. It will also be of value to oriental historians and those concerned with Eastern art in general. Printed Pages: 136 with 152 b/w illustrations.

Title: The Buddhist Art of Gandhara: The story of the early school, it's birth, growth and Decline

Author Name: Sir John Marshall

Categories: India, Art & Art History, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

ISBN: 812150967X

ISBN 13: 9788121509671

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 19 x 25 Cm

Seller ID: 039772

Keywords: Buddha Buddhism India Gandhara Art