Snodgrass, Adrian
The Symbolism of the Stupa



The Symbolism of the Stupa

“The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throughout South, Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no usable interior space and its construction has a basic simplicity. In this ‘state of the art’ study Adrian Snodgrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The monument concretizes metaphysical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with literary texts and other architectural forms.”

The Symbolism of the Stupa, Adrian Snodgrass, Motilal Bonarsidass, 1992

Hardcover. Black cloth binding. Cover has been ripped and repaired. Pages unmarked. A tight copy. Good condition.