Gandhara

Kurt A. Behrendt, "The Art of Gandhara"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 28, 2016
Kurt A. Behrendt, "The Art of Gandhara"

Kurt A. Behrendt, "The Art of Gandhara"
Yale Univ Pr | 2007 | ISBN: 1588392244/0300120273 | English | PDF | 128 pages | 21.3 Mb

Ancient Gandhara, located in the rugged foothills of the Himalayas in what is today northwest Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan, was for centuries a thriving center of trade along the Silk Road linking China, South Asia, and the Mediterranean. …
Jeannine Auboyer, Roger Goepper, "Les merveilles des grandes civilisations - L'Orient"

Jeannine Auboyer, Roger Goepper, "Les merveilles des grandes civilisations - L'Orient"
Publisher: Crémille | 1969 | ISBN: N/A | French | PDF | 176 pages | 919/40.9 Mb

Collection "Les merveilles des grandes civilisations" - Volume 7 "L'Orient".
Chaque volume est présenté sous deux versions PDF …

Hiromasa Suzuki - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2011]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 4, 2017
Hiromasa Suzuki - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2011]

Hiromasa Suzuki - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 497 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 99 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock/Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music Japan

In the early 70's, jazz pianist and composer Hiromasa 'Colgen' Suzuki and his self-titled trio (with Kunimitsu Inaba on bass and Hideo Sekine on drums) started working on a project of musicians which should have made a lengthy series of concept albums mixing jazz rock and world music called Rock Joint. Musicians that worked around this albums were more of jazz background and some of the musicians stayed in the line-up of both albums released as Rock Joint projects even though the style of music was slightly different; first 'Rock Joint Biwa' was centered around the japanese instrument biwa, giving a fresh feel to album's early jazz influenced psychedelic rock (conceptually inspired by mythology in the ancient book Furukotofumi), while the second one 'Rock Joint Cither' was oriented around sitar and Indian music…

Greek Gods in the East: Hellenistic Iconographic Schemes in Central Asia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 19, 2017
Greek Gods in the East: Hellenistic Iconographic Schemes in Central Asia

Greek Gods in the East: Hellenistic Iconographic Schemes in Central Asia by Ladislav Stanco
English | February 15, 2013 | ISBN: 8024620456 | PDF | 262 pages | 24.2 MB

Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Dec. 17, 2016
Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia by Christopher I. Beckwith
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0691166447, 0691176329 | 304 pages | PDF + EPUB | 7,4 + 1,7 MB

Jean-Marc Vivenza, "Tout est conscience : Une voie d'éveil bouddhiste"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at May 24, 2016
Jean-Marc Vivenza, "Tout est conscience : Une voie d'éveil bouddhiste"

Jean-Marc Vivenza, "Tout est conscience : Une voie d'éveil bouddhiste"
Publisher: Albin Michel | 2013 | ISBN: 2226191496 | French | EPUB/MOBI | 247 pages | 0.3/0.4 Mb

Née au VIe siècle de notre ère au Gandhara, l'école du Yogâcâra ou voie de "l'esprit-seul" est l'une des écoles philosophiques bouddhistes les plus fécondes. Ses idées ont imprégné la pensée bouddhique à un point tel qu'on ne les distingue plus de l'enseignement originel du Bouddha. …
Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art [Repost]

Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Denise Patry Leidy
English | Jan. 18, 2011 | ISBN: 0300155212, 0300192606 | 258 Pages | PDF | 77.1 MB

Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual and Art [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by mapusi at March 9, 2015
Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual and Art [Repost]

Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual, and Art (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism) by Stephen C. Berkwitz
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0415776163 | 211 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents, and examines how and why they were made.
Collectively, the book offers cross-cultural and comparative insights into the transmission of Buddhist knowledge and the use of texts and images as ritual objects in the artistic and aesthetic traditions of Buddhist cultures.

Gandharan Buddhism: Archaeology, Art, Texts  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tukotikko at March 22, 2013
Gandharan Buddhism: Archaeology, Art, Texts

Gandharan Buddhism: Archaeology, Art, Texts By Pia Brancaccio, Kurt Behrendt
2006 | 313 Pages | ISBN: 0774810807 | PDF | 53 MB
Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale Un Pr | 2010 | ISBN: 1588393992/0300155212 | English | PDF | 256 pages | 77.13 Mb

The Metropolitan Museum's collection of Chinese Buddhist and Daoist sculpture is the largest in the western world. In this lavish, comprehensive volume, archaeological discoveries and scientific testing and analysis serve as the basis for a reassessment of 120 works ranging in date from the fourth to the twentieth century, many of them previously unpublished and all of them newly and beautifully photographed…