Buddhist Architecture

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Grafikol, 2010 - Buddhist architecture - 344 pages
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"The volume thoroughly examines the origins and principal types of Buddhist architecture in Asia primarily between the third century BCE-twelfth century CE with an emphasis on India. It aims to construct shared architectural traits and patterns alongwith the derivative relationships between Indian and Asian Buddhist monuments. It also discusses the historical antecedents in the Indus Civilization and the religious and philosophical foundations of the three schools of Buddhism and its founder, Buddha. Previously obscure topics such as Aniconic and Vajrayana (Tantric) architecture and the four holiest sites of Buddhism will also be covered in this comprehensive volume. The author further investigates the influences of Buddhist architecture upon Islamic, Christian, and Hindu architecture that have been overlooked by past scholars."
 

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Contents

Preface
4
Architecture
28
Monastery
46
Rockhewn Cave
97
Stupa
140
Temple
233
Four Holiest Sites
267
Glossary
287
Illustrations and Credits
301
Index
325
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