Robert D. DeCaroli, associate professor of art history, is the author of the new book Image Problems: The Origin and Development of the Buddha's Image in Early South Asia. The book was recently awarded a Millard Meiss Grant by the College Art Association.
The book's publisher, The University of Washington Press, explains that this "deft and lively study ... explores the questions of how and why the earliest verifiable images of the historical Buddha were created" and "examines why no image of the Buddha was made until approximately five hundred years after his death."
The book will be published in 2015.
December 15, 2014