Cover: Elements of Buddhist Iconography, from Harvard University PressCover: Elements of Buddhist Iconography in E-DITION

Elements of Buddhist Iconography

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674283824

Publication Date: 01/01/1935

95 pages

44 illustrations

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

Objective linguistics seems to be near the end of its resources in dealing with the many remaining obscurities of Rig Vedic phraseology. Dr. Coomaraswamy’s new subjective approach to the problem will therefore be welcome to all students of Indian art, literature, and philosophy. In this volume he has studied the Tree of Life, the Lotus of Space, the Word-Wheel, the Lotus-throne, and the Fiery Pillar. He traces these symbols far back of their first representation in Buddhist iconography through the aniconic period of the Brahmanical Vedas, even into the Rig Vedic period itself, and he shows that they represent a universal Indian symbolism and set of theological concepts.

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket: What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, by Donovan Moore, from Harvard University Press

The Most Famous Astronomer You’ve Never Heard Of

Despite her pioneering contributions to science, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin has not always been recognized as one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century. In What Stars Are Made Of, Donovan Moore sets out to change this, with the first full biography of this trailblazing scientist. To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are pleased to highlight five

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.