The Symbolism of the Stupa

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SEAP Publications, 1985 - 407 páginas

A close analysis of the architecture of the stupa—a Buddhist symbolic form that is found throughout South, Southeast, and East Asia. The author, who trained as an architect, examines both the physical and metaphysical levels of these buildings, which derive their meaning and significance from Buddhist and Brahmanist influences.

 

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INTRODUCTION
1
THE PLAN
10
iv
14
THE SYMBOLISM OF MEASURING
28
THE SYMBOLISM OF THE DIRECTIONS OF SPACE
37
THE DEPLOYMENT OF SPACE AND THE SACRIFICE
45
THE DEPLOYMENT OF SPACE AND THE SOLAR BREATH
58
THE DEPLOYMENT OF SPACE IN ICONOGRAPHY
67
THE STUPA PLAN AS WHEEL
78
THE CIRCLE AND THE SQUARE
101
THE PILE
161
THE SYMBOLISM OF THE SUPERSTRUCTURE
221
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