In the Heian period (794-1185), the advance of Buddhism in Japan inspired the creation of ever more splendid temples and works of art for their adornment, particularly the Byodo-in at Uji, near Kyoto, and the Chuson-ji in the northern province now known as Iwate Prefecture. The union of religion and art produced masterpieces of architecture, sculpture and painting that epitomised the refinement of the Heian age. In the absorbing and informative text in this volume, the author traces the course of this distinctive development in Japanese art history.

Heian Temples: Byodo-in and Chuson-ji

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  • ISBN

    0834810239
  • Authors

    Toshio Fukuyama
  • Extent

    168
  • Format

    Hardcover
  • Year

    1976
  • Publisher

    John Weatherhill

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