FF:RLB54 Buddhist Iconography - Course Information

RLB54 Buddhist Iconography

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2003
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Dušan Lužný, Dr.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Lucie Čelková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
RLA10 Buddhism I && RLA11 Buddhism II || Rel10 Buddhism I && Rel11 Buddhism II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Course description: A basic survey of Buddhist iconography (descriptive analysis of Buddhist visual art) and iconology (interpretation of its meanings). Besides the iconographical topisc the course also describes Buddhist architecture, sacral and cults buildings. Special attention is paid to (1) the history a nd typology of the stúpa; (2) description and interpretation of the particular Tibetan Buddhist pantheon.
  • Bunce Frederick W. (1994) An encyclopaedia of Buddhist deities, demigods, godlings, saints and demons, 1, 2. New Delhi: D. K. Printworld, pp. 1- 640, pp. 645-1151.
  • Frédéric L. (1995) Buddhism. Flammarion iconographic guide. Paris, New York: Flammarion, 360 s.
  • Tucci G. (1949) Tibetan painted scrolls I.- IV. The historical cultural and religious background. Rome: Liberia dello Stato.
  • Gordon Antoinette K. (1952) Tibetan religious art. New York: Columbia University Press, 103 s.
  • Fisher Robert E. (1997) Art of Tibet. London: Thames and Hudson, 224s.
  • Jackson David (1996) A history of Tibetan painting. The great Tibetan painters and their tradition. Wien: Verlag der Österreischen Akademie der Wischenschaften, 456 s.
  • Rawson Philip (1991) Sacred Tibet. London: Thames and Hudson, 96 s.
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Podmínky kolokvia: referát odevzdaný v písemné podobě.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo religionistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujícího.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Spring 2006, Autumn 2007, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2003, recent)
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