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

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Image Problems: The Origin and Development of the Buddha's Image in Early South Asia - DeCaroli, Robert Daniel
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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 examines why no image of the Buddha was made until approximately ...

Image Problems: The Origin and Development of the Buddha's Image in Early South Asia 2015, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295994567

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