Buddha, The Spread of Buddhist Art in Asia, Hardbound Book, Japan
Detail: If you like phenomenal full color Buddhist photos, you will love this 219 page book. Text is in Japanese with English text on all exhibits. Published in a large format (9” x 11”) in 1998, this book has over 150 color plates depicting various Buddha statues / representations in sandstone, bronze, Schist, limestone, clay, lacquered clay, wood, silk, paper, cotton, linen . . . just to name a few. Each plate offers a description – and more – from a variety of countries who are part of the Buddhist religion. Edited by the Tobu Museum of Art, The Nara National Museum and the Nagoya City Museum.