Paths to perfection : Buddhist art at the Freer|Sackler.
- Washington, D.C. : Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian's museum of Asian art ; London : Giles, 
- Minneapolis : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
viii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Freer Gallery of Art -- Guidebooks.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) -- Guidebooks.
Buddhist art -- Guidebooks.
Art -- Washington (D.C.) -- Guidebooks.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Freer Gallery of Art.
- Paths to Perfection: Buddhist Art at the Freer|Sackler introduces readers to Buddhist art through the celebrated collections of the Smithsonian's museum of Asian art in Washington, DC. Written for a general audience, the guidebook shares Buddhist art and its history across cultures, from the origins of Buddhism in India to its spread eastward to China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. More than a hundred objects from the renowned Freer|Sackler collections follow, each with a full-color image and insightful description written by a museum curator or scholarly fellow. Entries are divided by type into five sections: buddhas, bodhisattvas, mandalas and ritual objects, teachers and teachings, and attendants and protectors. A map and glossary help familiarize readers with significant Buddhist sites and terms. Part of an ongoing series of guidebooks that explore the Freer|Sackler's collection areas, Paths to Perfection is an intriguing look at artistic responses to one of the world's great religions.
- Includes index.
- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), author.
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