A website (in our opinion) always offers a more furtive and incomplete representation. For more information and some interesting reading about Buddha images, we recommend :
Gestures of the Buddha, by K.I. Matics, Third Edition 2004. Published by Chulalongkorn University Press.
[English language book, 250 pages]
To order : www.chulabook.com - The website is mostly in Thai, and the search box is not really working well. But the book comes up when you enter the whole title : Gestures of the Buddha
We ordered the book online and got it the next day in Bangkok. And it costs less than 300 baht.
Websites with information on Buddha images :
http://www.sitandsmile.com - Sells Buddha inspired art. However, when you go to 'Buddha Images' on the main menu above, you get some good info.
http://www.phuket-guide.net/phuket_history/thai_antiques.htm - Very good information on the different Thai art styles with regard to Buddha images. Covers Dvaravati, Khmer, Lanna, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Rattanakosin art.
http://lotussculpture.com/mudras.htm - Offers a good overview of the different Buddha mudras.
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/buddhist-art/thaiart.html - Good overview of different Buddha art styles in Thailand. The website has a lot of content regarding Buddhism in general.
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