Footprints of the Buddhas of This Era in Thailand
By Virginia McKeen Di Crocco
This book traces the evolution of Buddha Footprints from early origins in India to the creation of magnificent gold version in honor of Queen Sirikit’s Sixth Cycle in 1992.
Early Footprints were natural impressions in rock. Later the Footprint became an important medium for illustrating Buddhist cosmology.
Virginia Di Crocco’s deeply researched text explains how the iconography changed with developments in beliefs about the world and with currents in Buddhist devotional practice.
The text is supported by over 150 color illustrations of Buddha Footprints in Thailand and adjacent areas. The book is a landmark record of the practice of making Buddha Footprints, as well as a contribution to the religious and artistic history of Southeast Asia.
Virginia McKeen Di Crocco is a longtime resident of Bangkok and an honorary member of the Siam Society under Royal Patronage. She has published widely on the ceramics, design, and art history of Southeast Asia.
Size 170 x 240 mm
259 pages, fully illustrated