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Coming Fall 2019

How to Read Buddhist Art
Kurt Behrendt

For more than 2,000 years, artworks have captured essential aspects of Buddhist thought. How to Read Buddhist Art introduces this vast visual tradition to a general audience with 60 seminal artworks from The Met’s collection. Reliquaries, sculptures, and paintings produced in China, the Himalayas, Japan, Korea, and South and Southeast Asia provide insight into the complex iconography of Buddhism while also addressing the technical virtuosity of their makers and the social and political climate in which they were made.

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