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The Art of Buddhism by Denise Patry Leidy

The Art of Buddhism

The Art of Buddhism by Denise Patry Leidy
Oct 06, 2009 | 352 Pages
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    Oct 06, 2009 | 352 Pages

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“Denise Leidy’s book offers a lucid pilgrimage through of the art of Buddhist enlightenment, from the vivacious, dawn-fresh sculptural traditions of ancient <st1:country-region w:st=”on”> <st1:place w:st=”on”>India</st1:place> </st1:country-region> up to the threshhold of the globalist twentieth century. The language is clear; the information dense and rich; the art beyond compare. Student, scholar, and devotee alike have much  to learn from this fine scholar.”—<st1:city w:st=”on”> <st1:place w:st=”on”>Holland</st1:place> </st1:city> Cotter, Art Critic, New York Times

“A sumptuous survey of Buddhist art from all over <st1:place w:st=”on”>Asia</st1:place>. Denise Leidy deploys her encyclopedic knowledge to bring the art vividly to life, and her choices of objects are utterly superb. This volume is a must for any lover of the classical Asian art of enlightenment.”—Robert Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Columbia University; founder of Tibet House, U.S.; and author of Infinite Life  

“A work of sustained scholarship from a distinguished art historian whose command of Buddhist art, coupled with her keen eye for its iconographic and aesthetic traditions, has made accessible to readers—for the first time in decades—a body of knowledge that will form the core of any informed understanding of Buddhist culture and traditions from a global perspective. This book is destined to become a classic.”—Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan, Professor of History of Art, <st1:place w:st=”on”> <st1:placename w:st=”on”>Yale</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st=”on”>University</st1:placetype> </st1:place>

“A cogent and focused introduction to the subject. Clear links between [Buddhist] art and practice are consistently and intelligently presented throughout.”—Buddhist Art News

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