Buddha Book presents full-color depictions of the Buddha both East and West, classic and contemporary, with an introduction by Robert A. F. Thurman. Newly released from Chronicle Books, in association with Tricycle, the Buddha Book is an invitation to contemplate the changing face of enlightenment.

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Whitney Buddha Complex, Nam June Paik, 1981-1985. Whitney Museum, New York City. Video installation with sculptures.
Whitney Buddha Complex, Nam June Paik, 1981-1985. Whitney Museum, New York City. Video installation with sculptures.
(left) One Thousand Bodhisattvas, Enku circa 1675-1695 ("mature period"). Japan. Wood. (right) Seated Buddha in Ruins of Wat Sra Sri, Nancy Shanahan, photographer, 1986. Old Sukhothai, Thailand.
(left) One Thousand Bodhisattvas, Enku circa 1675-1695 (“mature period”). Japan. Wood. (right) Seated Buddha in Ruins of Wat Sra Sri, Nancy Shanahan, photographer, 1986. Old Sukhothai, Thailand.

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(left) Large Buddha (Little Man), photographer, date, and location unknown. (right) Man Kneeling in Front of Large Seated Buddha, Nancy Shanahan, photographer, 1986. Sukhothai, Thailand.
(left) Large Buddha (Little Man), photographer, date, and location unknown. (right) Man Kneeling in Front of Large Seated Buddha, Nancy Shanahan, photographer, 1986. Sukhothai, Thailand.

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(top left) Reclining Buddha at Shwethalyaung Nancy Shanahan, photographer, 1986. Pegu, Myanmar (Burma). (top right) Bedrock Buddha Linda Connor, photographer, 1979. Sri Lanka. (bottom left) Sleeping Buddha Bobby Neel Adams, photographer. Ayuthya, Thailand. (bottom right) Sleeping Buddha (One Year Later) Bobby Neel Adams, photographer. Ayuthya, Thailand.
(top left) Reclining Buddha at Shwethalyaung Nancy Shanahan, photographer, 1986. Pegu, Myanmar (Burma). (top right) Bedrock Buddha Linda Connor, photographer, 1979. Sri Lanka. (bottom left) Sleeping Buddha Bobby Neel Adams, photographer. Ayuthya, Thailand. (bottom right) Sleeping Buddha (One Year Later) Bobby Neel Adams, photographer. Ayuthya, Thailand.
Back of Seated Buddha Jon Kaplan, photographer, 1992. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
Back of Seated Buddha Jon Kaplan, photographer, 1992. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

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Back of Buddha, Patrick Loughran, photographer. Japan.
Back of Buddha, Patrick Loughran, photographer. Japan.

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Seated Buddha c. 11th century. West Tibet, Ladakh. Wood, with gold and pigments.
Seated Buddha c. 11th century. West Tibet, Ladakh. Wood, with gold and pigments.
Still Time Series Arlene Shechet, 1993–1994. Hydrocal, acrylic paint, wood stools.
Still Time Series Arlene Shechet, 1993–1994. Hydrocal, acrylic paint, wood stools.

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