Huntington, John C. and Dina Bangdel: THE CIRCLE OF BLISS. Buddhist Meditational Art. Columbus, 2003. 560 pp. 157 items illustrated in colour plates with details, etc. Numerous figures and diagrams. Appendixes, glossary, bibliography, index. 32x25 cm. Cloth.
Monumental catalogue of an exhibition shown at Columbus Museum of Art and LACMA, this is a major contribution to the study and history of Himalayan Buddhist Art, one that focuses on the reasons for the creation of this art as an aspect of the interpretation and physical embodiment of specific Buddhist practices. Extensive, closely written text and good apparatus accompanies fine illustrations of 157 pieces from both public and private collections, some of them previously unpublished. Recommended.
Subjects: Buddhist Art
Available, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 392 in printed List 190.
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