Author: Trang Thanh Hien; Publishier: World; Year: 2006; Quantity: 161 pages; Size: 20.5x20.
Buddhism is one of the largest and oldest religion in the world. In Vietnam, in the first AD, Buddhism was introduced, gradually spreading and in harmony with the life of the Vietnamese people. Vietnamese ancient architecture, in particular the Ly, Tran has reached the peak of Buddhist art style. Vietnamese Buddhist architecture is various , so we will begin to explore the narrow part: The Nine-graded Lotus Stupa.
Book "Nine-graded lotus Stupa in the Ancient Vietnamese Architecture"of author Thanh Hien is a small –scale study on three towers Nine – graded Stupa in But Thap Pagoda, Dong Ngo pagoda and the Giam pagoda. The work presented in English, accompanied by illustrative photos, along with English summary. The main contents are:
Chapter I: History of the Nine-graded Lotus stupa in Vietnamese ancient architecture.
Chapter II: The Art Architecture of the Nine - graded Lotus stupa
Chapter III: The Nine – graded lotus and Buddhist cosmology
Conclusion: The outstanding value of the Nine – graded Lotus stupa in sculpture and ancient Vietnamese architecture
In this work, the author meticulously researched document, explained the problem of Buddhist art interpretation, helps us understand the "Nine-graded lotus stupa” unique religious architecture, and the high Buddhist philosophy
Book "Nine- graded Lotus Stupa in ancient Vietnamese architecture" is a useful reference for readers who want to learn about research character of religion in ancient Vietnamese architecture, at the same time, to help readers better understanda form of prayer in Buddhist Vietnam.
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Author: Trần Thị Phương Thảo
Translator: Trang Nhung