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The Evolution of Indian Stupa Architecture in East Asia

Authors (s): Eric Stratton (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 8179360067
Pages: viii+154p., Bibliography.
Pub. date: 01.01.2002, 1st ed.
Publisher: Vedams Books
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB5215
List price: US $ 26,00
Bagchee price: US $ 23,40
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 21,06 info

Overview for The Evolution of Indian Stupa Architecture in East Asia

This work seeks to explore the development of East Asian architecture based upon its borrowings from the Indian stupa. While most scholars agree that some features of East Asian religious architecture have been strongly influenced by the symbolic architecture of the stupa, this study specifically seeks to identify three distinct architectural "lineages" originating from India to East Asia. These lineages were inspired by the work of Liang Ssu-Ch’eng who first identified several "families" of pagoda structures in Mainland China in the early part of the 20 century. However, here we extend our search to all the nations that have employed the stupa architecture outside India (and Nepal). These other lineages have been identified through careful analysis in archaeological, anthropological, historical, and religious studies. The first of these lineages extends through Indo-China and Indonesia. The second lineage is mainly found extending through Burma. Both lineages, one and two, meet togeth
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