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Candi Mendut : Womb of the Tathagata

Mark Long

ISBN 10: 8177420968 / ISBN 13: 9788177420968
Editorial: Aditya Prakashan, 2009
Usado Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Contents List of illustrations Key to footnote abbreviations Key to the Reliefs and images at Candi Mendut Foreword Introduction Acknowledgements 1 A descriptive survey of the temple 2 Menduts environs 3 Menduts organizing principle 4 The Reliefs on the f 404 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 77904

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Título: Candi Mendut : Womb of the Tathagata

Editorial: Aditya Prakashan

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: 270 b/w ills, tables

Condición del libro:As New

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Language: English
Pages: 448 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
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Candi Mendut is a reflection of the sublime and stupendous indrajala of the Javanese people when they attained unprecedented heights of power, when literary genius blossomed in their language of Javanese, when they enriched their lovely island with monumental structures that evoke wonder after twelve centuries, even in their ruined state. Mark Long has endeavored to interpret one of these celestial jewels, which reflects the many-splendored mind of the Indonesian people in their unique vision of compassion (maitri of Maitreya) in the virtue of creative action. When the Buddhas of the Ten Directions patted Samantabhadra, their hands were adorned with marks of greatness. Likewise, the ocean of vows, images and concepts of the enlightened teachings enshrined in Mendut emit light and fragrance in this wondrous presentation of Mark Long, who has delved into the textual realms as well as in the infinite cosmos of astronomy, cosmology and aesthetics.

This work by Mark Long continues his creative dimension of understanding the candis of Indonesia as cosmic symbols of sovereignty that encode astronomical perceptions of the auspicious. In his study of the Borobudur, along with Caesar Voute, he blazed a new trail of inquiry, and found long-sought answers for resolving some doubts. Mark Long’s present work on Candi Mendut is yet another milestone that deserves serious attention as it provides materials required for conducting a detailed study of the Mendut temple, as well as a number of points in need of further investigation. This is a book that will provoke and inspire scholars to rethink many issues.

Often overlooked because of its close proximity to the world famous Borobudur, Candi Mendut was widely regarded by the ea

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