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Mudra: A Study of the Symbolic Gestures in Japanese Buddhist Sculpture (Bollingen Series ; 58) Hardcover – June, 1960


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Product Details

  • Series: Bollingen Series ; 58
  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; First Edition edition (June 1960)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691097968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691097961
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,764,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Mudra is filled with a wealth of information about the basic symbols of Buddhist sculpture, their possible origins, and their manifold meanings."--The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism



"A good reference volume for the study of Buddhist art, symbolism and theory of symbols. Despite the fact that the subject is rooted in Indian art, the reference to Japanese sources opens the field to little known works which are hidden behind a language barrier."--Alfred Bloom, Harvard Divinity School Bulletin



"In this work we have scholarship at its best by a master of the subject."--J. Deotis Roberts, Journal of Religious Thought

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer L. Paxton on June 28, 2005
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I saw this book at the local Drikung Kagyu monastery, and found it to be full of fascinating and well detailed information on Mudras within Japanese practice.

Very very thorough and academic.

excellent illustrations, considering.
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By c ingersoll on February 28, 2014
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This book reads like a Ph.D. dissertation. It is well researched, well documented and very enlightening. I love the depth of the information...I wish it included some ancient maps. Loved this book...keeping as a reference source.
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By Amazon Customer on December 12, 2014
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A must have on classic tantraism
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