Buddha: Images in Art

Author(s): Michael Jordan


A glorious celebration of Buddha in art, this book brings together centuries of beautiful sculpture and painting from the East. Richly gilded and jewelled bronzes, elaborate and colourful paintings, intricately embroidered silk hangings and statuesque rock carvings display the ingenuity of the artists of the past. Featuring the most significant works from the key regions - the Indian subcontinent, China, Tibet, Japan and Indonesia - the first section includes succinct essays that explain the background to each region. The second section explores all the details of the images and their significance. Whether your primary interest is in the art alone or the Buddhist religion, here is a rich vein of creativity to inspire and contemplate.


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Michael Jordan began his writing career after spending ten years as a successful broadcaster working for the BBC, Granada, Anglia, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and World Service. He has pursued two avenues of deeply personal interest - the anthropology of religions and natural history - which have produced more than twelve published works, including Gods of the Earth, Myths of the World and The Pagan Encyclopedia. He is also the author of Cults, a study of religious sects through the ages (Carlton, 1996), and Eastern Wisdom, a study of Eastern religions (Carlton, 1997).

Foreword; The Buddha Story; A Sense of Place; All in the Detail; Glossary; Places to Visit; Index; Acknowledgements.

General Fields

  • : 9781780971797
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : September 2012
  • : 210mm X 150mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Jordan
  • : Paperback
  • : 1012
  • : 704.94894363
  • : 320
  • : 250 illustrations