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Author Snodgrass, Adrian, author.

Title The symbolism of the stupa / Adrian Snodgrass
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 1985


Description 1 online resource (v, 407 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies on Southeast Asia
Studies on Southeast Asia.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Preface / Reynolds, Craig J. -- Corrigenda -- Introduction -- The Plan -- 1. The Spatial Configuration of the Stupa -- 2. The Ritual Demarcation of the Stupa Plan -- 3. The Symbolism of the Centre -- 4. The Symbolism of Measuring -- 5. The Symbolism of the Directions of Space -- 6. The Deployment of Space and the Sacrifice -- 7. The Deployment of Space and the Solar Breath -- 8. The Deployment of Space in Iconography, Architecture and the Buddhist Kingdom -- 9. The Stupa Plan as Wheel -- 10. The Stupa Plan and the Lotus -- 11. The Circle and the Square -- 12. The Stupa Plan as Mándala -- 13. The Sacred Enclosure -- The Pile -- 14. The Symbolism of the Axis -- 15. The Symbolism of the Dome -- 16. The Symbolism of the Superstructure -- 17. The Symbolism of the Harmika -- 18. Ascent -- 19. The Symbolism of the Spire -- 20. The Symbolism of the Pinnacle -- 21. The Function of the Stupa -- 22. Synthesis -- Abbreviations -- List of Works Cited -- List of Illustrations -- Index
Summary A close analysis of the architecture of the stupa-a Buddhist symbolic form that is found throughout South, Southeast, and East Asia. The author, who trained as an architect, examines both the physical and metaphysical levels of these buildings, which derive their meaning and significance from Buddhist and Brahmanist influences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-407)
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Subject Stūpas.
Buddhist art and symbolism.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Religious.
Buddhist art and symbolism
Art et symbolisme bouddhiques.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781501718960