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Buddhist Art in India, Ceylon and Java – J. Ph. Vogel (1936)

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Buddhist Art in India, Ceylon and Java – J. Ph. Vogel (1936)

S$82.00

Title: Buddhist Art in India, Ceylon and Java
Author: Jean Philipe Vogel, A. J. Barnouw (trans)
Publisher: Oxford, 1936. 1st edition.
Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Small tears and some wear to dust jacket. Interior clean, very good. Scarce. With 39 black and white plates.

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About the book:

A scarce first edition book on Buddhist art by an important Dutch Sanskritist and archaeologist from the University of Leyden, who joined the Archaeological Survey of India to direct the activities for the Panjab, Baluchistan and Ajmir Circle.

From jacket flap:

This is a short readable book by a well-known Oriental scholar, covering the history and extent of Buddhist art in India, Ceylon and Java. It surveys briefly the principal works of art and explains their significance. It is an excellent introduction to the study of Buddhism in general.

Contents:

1. Introduction
2. The Monuments of Asoka (250 BC) and the National School of Sculpture of Central India (150-50 BC)
3. The Graeco-Buddhist Art of Candhara (50 BC – AD 500)
4. The Sculpture of Mathura Under the Kushana Dynasty (AD 50-200)
5. The South-Indian Art of Amaravati (AD 150-300)
6. The Golden Age During the Gupta Dynasty (AD 300-600)
7. The Buddhist Cave Temples (50 BC – AD 700)
8. Aftermath and Decline (AD 600-1200)
9. The Buddhist Art of Ceylon
10. The Buddhist Art of Java