NEW BOOK! Buddhism Illuminated: Manuscript Art from Southeast Asia

                   
                    by San San May and Jana Igunma

                    Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia are centers for the preservation of local artistic
                    traditions. Chief among these are manuscripts, a vital source for our understanding
                    of Buddhist ideas and practices in the region. They are also a beautiful art form,
                    too little understood in the West.

                    The book introduces finely painted copies of Buddhist scriptures, literary works, historical
                    narratives, and works on traditional medicine, law, cosmology, and fortune-telling.
                    Buddhism Illuminated includes over one hundred examples of Buddhist art, relating each
                    manuscript to Theravada tradition and beliefs, and introducing the historical, artistic,
                    and religious contextsof their production.

                    It is the first book in English to showcase the beauty and variety of Buddhist
                    manuscript art and reproduces many works that have never before been photographed.

                    Available from all major booksellers off- and online. ISBN 9780712352062

                   
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