The Symbolism of the Stupa
In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes "The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throghout south southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no usable has a basic simplicity. In this state of the art studt Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The mounment concretizes metaphysical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with lite
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