Buddha, the golden legend - Exhibition catalogue
The book aims to highlight the richness of iconographic and stylistic traditions relating to the representation of the exemplary and edifying life of the founder of the fourth largest religion in the world in terms of numbers of faithful. Narrating the destiny of a man of exceptional intellectual and moral qualities, the life of the Buddha unfolds like a gesture of the mind, alternately concrete and banal or miraculous and transcendent.
Without forgetting to recall the circumstances of the appearance of Buddhism in India, around the 5th century BC, nor to mention the content of the "good law" and the main doctrinal developments that marked its development - ancient Buddhism (Theravada), Great Vehicle Buddhism (Mahâyâna) and Diamond Vehicle Buddhism (Vajrayâna).
240 pages / 230 illustrations