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The Buddha Image: Its Origin and Development

By: Y. Krishan and Kalpana K. Tadikonda

Price: $44.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

Edition: Second Revised and Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 037048

ISBN: 8121505658

Condition: New


This is a revised edition of the book, first published in 1995. It deals with crucial though controversial questions in buddhist art: the origin of the buddha image-its transformation from aniconism to anthropomorphism-and the iconography of the Buddha Images. The earliest Buddhist Art of Sanchi and Bharhut is aniconic : The Buddha is represented in symbols only. In the later Buddhist art of Gandhara and Mathura, the Buddha is represented in human form: he is the Principal subject of Sculptural art. The book seeks to explore the geographical area in which the image of the Buddha first emerged ... View more info