The Symbolism of the Stupa

Genre: Asian History, Architecture, Arts
Language: English
Edition: 1st


ISBN13: 9780877277002
ISBN10: 0877277001
Pages: 469

About the Book

A thorough analysis of the stupa's architectural design, a Buddhist icon that may be found all across South, Southeast, and East Asia. The author, who has a background in architecture, examines the physical and metaphysical components of these buildings, which derive their significance and value from Brahmanism and Buddhism.