Buddhism was born in India during the 6th century BC. Today, thousands of years later, its teachings and philosophy are still taught and followed worldwide. From China to Japan, through Tibet and Vietnam, as well as Europe and America, Buddha's vision survives and can be discovered and experienced through beautiful and colorful works of art.
Featuring 100 intricately drawn illustrations, this unique book evokes the splendid designs and imagery that lie at the heart of the Buddhist faith. Buddhism's quest for harmony and inner peace which has led to the creation of varied artistic and spiritual representations, at times bursting with color and life. Coloring in ephemeral mandalas, Dharmachakras, levitating Buddhas and other auspicious motifs will transport the reader to a place of serenity and help reach a state of calm and meditation.
Marthe Mulkey is the official illustrator for the Paris Natural History Museum, as well as for the Jardin des Plantes, France's biggest botanical garden. She specializes in the representation of small and big creatures alike, and paints and draws them from every angle.
Jeane Montano is a French illustrator working for the Natural History Museum in Paris.