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The American Committee for South Asian Art

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) - Photo Archive
Part of the Digital South Asia Library

  • Bamiyan Buddhas [destroyed by decree of the Taliban]
    "This presentation has been put together to celebrate the beauty and power of the statues of the Bamiyan Buddhas that were located in Afghanistan."

The Art of Tibet
"...seeks to preserve the sacred art of the Himalayas.This art has its genesis in the sacred traditions which gave rise to the profound and ancient cultures of Tibet and its neighbors during the past thousand years...[Includes] Over one thousand Tibetan Buddhist tangkas, dating from the 12th to 19th century...Over thirty-five tangkas of the Bon religion dating from the 15th to 19th century. Yungdrung Bon, still extant today, was predominant in Tibet prior to the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century."

Asian Historical Architecture
"thousands of online photos of historical architecture in Asia from
China, Japan, North & South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, India, Pakistan, & Afghanistan"
Maintained by Tim Ciccone, Yunsheng Huang (UVA)

Asian Art - (dead link)

Baka-San- A California Buddhist Artist - (dead link)

Bayon Tower
"3D Reconstruction and Visualization of a Buddhist Tower in the famous Bayon Temple in Angkor, Cambodia."
By Prof. Dr. A.Gruen, Fabio Remondino, and Zhang Li
- Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing IGP-Eth Zurich, Switzerland

The Buddhas of Bamiyan
Destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001
Sections include: Location & History ; Buddhism ; The Statues ; Animations ; Destruction ; Computer Reconstruction ; Links.
By Prof. Dr. A.Gruen, Fabio Remondino, and Zhang Li
- Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing IGP-Eth Zurich, Switzerland


Chinese and Japanese Art History WWW Virtual Library
"This site provides information on symposia, conferences, grants and other items of interest to graduate students of Chinese and Japanese art history."

Discover the Historical Architecture of Asia:
China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, & Cambodia
"...an online archive of Asian architectural photos. Here you can explore over a hundred-forty sites in six countries, with extensive background information and innovative 'virtual tours'."
By Tim Ciccone, Abe Ahn, and Robert D. Fiala

Don Farber's Buddhist Life Photo Archive

Himalayan Buddhist Art
"The on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts in Asia"

The Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art
A Photographic Research and Teaching Archive
"...contains nearly 300,000 original color slides and black and white and color photographs of art and architecture throughout Asia. Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar (Burma)...In addition to being the most comprehensive collection of its kind, The Huntington Archive includes the largest photographic archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records this country's artistic heritage."
Maintained by Janice M. Glowski, Ohio State University

Lens Culture
Photography and Shared Territories
"...is an international online magazine celebrating contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures."

  • Buddha Project
    "The Buddha Project encourages people worldwide to participate by submitting photos of found Buddha, sacred Buddha, ancient Buddha, kitschy Buddha, handmade Buddha."

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

  • The Art of Asia - Buddhism
    Sections include: Origins of Buddhism ; Who's Who in Heaven ; Guide to Buddhist Sects ; Yamantaka Mandala ; Video: Japanese Buddhism ; Featured Objects ; Glossary.

Zen Art - (dead link)
International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism
Contains the Ten Oxherding Pictures

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