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Buddhist Buildings: The Architecture of Monasteries, Pagodas, and Stone Caves

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Overview

Tracing the development and formation of Chinese Buddhism, Wei Ran details the founding of Buddhism, its spread from India to other countries in Asia, and the origin of the monastery. Using this history as a foundation, Buddhist Buildings explores the architecture associated with Buddhism, most notably the monastery and the pagoda. Supplemented by gorgeous photographs, illustrations, and interior plans, the author crafts a journey exploring the most notable Buddhist architecture of ancient China.

This volume gives great insight into how Chinese Buddhist buildings developed historically, and how a unique Chinese culture came into being. The structural evolution of the monastery, the transformation and evolution of the pagoda, the building of stone cave monasteries, and the development of lamaseries (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) are all detailed, giving the reader an all-encompassing vision of the architecture of Buddhism. The natural settings of many monasteries are emphasized, as many were located far from urban sites, in lush valleys, or on the slopes and peaks of mountains.

In 146 color photographs, 50 illustrations and figures, 2 charts, and 2 maps, Buddhist Buildings shows breathtaking monasteries and temples, schematics of monastery layouts, and design illustrations of pagodas. These visual elements offer the reader a thorough presentation of Chinese Buddhist architecture and supplement the author's detailed descriptions of the Buddhist buildings. The dignified beauty of Buddhist architecture represents a fascinating and significant portion of ancient Chinese architecture, and this volume illuminates Buddhist architecture's importance in ancient China and in Chinese culture today.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Wei Ran
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    208
    Publisher:
    CN Times Books Inc. (March 3, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781627740180
    ISBN-10:
    162774018X
    Weight:
    12.8oz
    Dimensions:
    6.1" x 9.2" x 0.5"
    Case Pack:
    14
    File:
    MIDPOINT-midpoint_delta_20170607-20170607.xml
    Folder:
    MIDPOINT
    As low as:
    $23.52
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