Image Problems: The Origin and Development of the Buddha's Image in Early South Asia

Image Problems: The Origin and Development of the Buddha's Image in Early South Asia

This deft and lively study by Robert DeCaroli explores the questions of how and why the earliest verifiable images of the historical Buddha were created. In so doing, DeCaroli steps away from old questions of where and when to present the history of Buddhism�s relationship with figural art as an ongoing set of negotiations within the Buddhist community and in society at large. By comparing innovations in Brahmanical, Jain, and royal artistic practice, DeCaroli… (more)

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Publisher: University of Washington Press (April 30, 2015)

Collection: McLellan Endowed Series

Parent ISBN: 9780295994567

Page count: 280 pages

Language: English


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