Early Buddhist Narrative Art: Illustrations of the Life of the Buddha from Central Asia to China, Korea and Japan

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University Press of America, Apr 26, 2000 - Religion - 296 pages
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Early Buddhist Narrative Art is a pictorial journey through the transmission of the narrative cycle based on the life of the historical Buddha. Karetzky, while demonstrating the various evolutions that the image of the Buddha underwent, maintains that there is an underlying homogeneity of the tradition in the cultures of India, Central Asia, China and Japan. The author, while focusing on the visual representation of the Buddhist narrative, goes into some detail regarding the importance of scriptures in each society, and how the written tradition informed the pictorial. Over seventy photos fill this book, which will be of interest to scholars of art history, Eastern religion and Buddhism in particular.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I CENTRAL ASIA XINJIANG
1
CHAPTER II GANSU PROVINCE
63
CHAPTER III CENTRAL CHINA
119
CHAPTER IV KOREA AND JAPAN
155
CONCLUSIONS
177
GLOSSARY
183
BIBLIOGRAPHY
187
INDEX
201
ILLUSTRATIONS
203
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Patricia E. Karetzky is O. Munsterberg Chair in Asian Art at Bard College, and Associate Professor at Lehman College, New York.

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