The Beginnings of Buddhist Art 1917 Alfred Foucher ~ Gandhara ~ India, Central Asia, Java ~ Antiquities ~ Greco-Buddhist ~ Images of Buddha


Title: The Beginnings of Buddhist Art and Other Essays in Indian and Central-Asian Archaeology

Author: A. [Alfred] Foucher / Revised by the author and translated by L. A. Thomas and F. W. Thomas with a preface by the latter

Description: Boards in ochre cloth; green leather title block on spine with gilt lettering. Mild soiling to cloth; corners bumped. Minor penciled marginalia; some smudging and light soiling. Short closed tears on a few pages; one page has a chipped corner. Features 50 illustrated plates with accompanying explanatory notes. Color frontispiece and its matching rice-paper tracing. Index, Addenda and Corrigenda. Original printed wraps preserved at rear. xvi + 316 pages. 10 x 7 inches. Scarce.

A study of the origins and early examples of Buddhist art by the influential French scholar, Alfred Charles Auguste Foucher (1865-1952). Includes a section on the Gandhara manifestation of syncretic Greco-Buddhism, i.e. the Greek origin of the image of Buddha. Preface by the British Indologist, Frederick William Thomas Previous owner was Wallace S. Baldinger, University of Oregon Professor of Art (1944-1970) and Director of the U of O Museum of Art.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Paul Geuthner | Humphrey Milford
Place: Paris | London
Year: 1917

Keywords: Asian Art, India, Java Indian Art, Greco-Buddhist, Gandhara, antiquities, Buddha, Siddhartha, images, Bharhut, Sanchi, stupa, Borobuder,

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