ISBN-13: 9780500202654 / Angielski / Miękka / 1993 / 218 str.
To guide and inspire believers, innumerable symbols and images were made, beginning in India in the 3rd century BC. This phenomenally diverse tradition includes not only frescoes, relief carvings, colossal statues, silk embroideries and bronze ritual objects but also rock-cut shrines with a thousand Buddhas, the glorious stupas of South-East Asia and the pagodas of the Far East, the massive "mandala in stone" of Borobudur in Java and entire 13th-century temple complexes at Angkor in Cambodia. The author describes all the Buddhist schools and cultures, and explains their imagery, from Tibetan cosmic diagrams and Korean folk art to early Sri Lankan sites and Japanese Zen gardens.
The hugely diverse Buddhist tradition includes frescoes, statues, embroideries and ritual objects, as well as rock shrines, stupas, pagodas and temple complexes. Fisher describes all the Buddhist schools and cultures, from Tibet and Sri Lanka, to Korea and Japan, and explains their imagery.