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Fredrick W. Bunce
1935,  Male ,  USA ,  Professor Emeritus (Retired)

Fredrick W. Bunce, a PhD and a cultural historian of international eminence, is an authority on ancient iconography and Buddhist arts. He has been honoured with prestigious awards/commendations and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and the International Biographical Dictionary, 1980. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. He has authored the following books all published by D.K. Printworld:
Buddhist Textile of Laos, Lan Na and the Isan – The Iconography of Design Elements.
A Dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu Iconography.
An Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Saints and Demons (2 vols.).
An Encyclopaedia of Hindu Deities, Demigods, Godlings, Demons and Heroes (3 vols.).
The Iconography of Architectural Plans – A Study of the Influence of Buddhism and Hinduism on Plans of South and South-east Asia.
Islamic Tombs in India – The Iconographical and Genesis of their Design.
Monuments of India and the Indianized States.
The Mosques of the Indian Subcontinent – Their Development and Iconography.
Mudras in Buddhist and Hindu Practices – An Iconographic Consideration.
Numbers – Their Iconographic Consideration in Buddhist and Hindu Practices.
Royal Palaces, Residences and Pavilions of India – An Iconographic Consideration.
The Sacred Dichotomy: Thoughts and Comments on The Duality of Female and Male Iconography in South Asia and the Mediterranean.
The Tibetan Iconography of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and other Deities – A Unique Pantheon.
The Yantra of Deities and their Numerological Foundations – An Iconographic Consideration.

Humanities Grant to Catalogue the Collection of Persian Carpets and Art of St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 1972.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Ut Pictura Poesis” and the Interrelationship of the Arts, Professor Selig, Columbia University, New York, 1975.
Reactor, South Dakota State Humanities Conference, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD, 1975.
South Dakota State University, Mini-Sabbatical Grant, Research: Marcantonio’s I Sedici Modi and Aretino’s I Sonetti Lussuriosi, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, 1976.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, The Art of Louis XV and Mme. de Pompadour, Professor Posner, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, 1979.
Sabbatical Leave, South Dakota State University, Fall 1979.
Co-Chairperson, Marcantonio and Aretino: The Foundations of Modern Eroticism Session, American Association for Italian Studies, Indiana University, 1984.
Chairperson, Panel: The Erotic Motif: Its Range and Concerns, Mid-America College Art Association Convention, Indianapolis, 1985.
Sabbatical Leave, Indiana State University, Fall 1986.
Reviewer of Proposed Texts for Holt, Reinhart and Winston, Inc., New York, 1985-1988.
Curator, The “Diamond Way” and other Ways: A Collection of works which represent Vajrayana and Theravada Buddhism featuring the Thankas of Karma Thupten, aka Karma Lama (Tibetan), Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, 1991.
Sabbatical Leave, Indian State University, 1993.


1. Critical Reviews, Thoughts and Afterthoughts, KESD-FM, Brookings, SD. Weekly September 1977 through May 1980.
2. Pietro Aretino’s “I Sonetti Lussuriosi”: sometimes known as “La Corona di Cazzi”, with Original etchings by G.X.C., hand set and printed by G. Capdi Press, 1980, 20 copies, copyright 1980.
3. Listing of Paper and Abstract: “The Influence of Aretino’s I Sonetti Lussuriosi and Marcantonio’s I Sedici Modi on Nogaret’s L’Aretin Francais with Illustrations by Elluin after Borel, The Heliconian, Vol. VII, No. 1, Fall, 1981.
4. Verlaine’s “Hombres”, with original woodcuts by G.X.C., handset and printed by G. Capdi Press, 1984, 20 copies, copyright 1984.
5. Verlaine’s “Rigals” and “Reddition”, with original linocuts by G.X.C., hand set and printed by G. capdi Press, 1985, 20 copies, copyright 1985.
6. Article, “The Erotic Motif: Its Range and Concerns”, Arts Insight, Vol. 7, No. 10, January 1986.
7. Aristophane’s “Lysistrata”, with original etching by G.X.C., hand sent and printed by G. Capdi Press, 1987, 20 copies, copyright 1987.
8. Les Oeuvres Libre of F.W.B., G. Capdi Press, 1987, 5 copies, copyright 1987.
9. Selected Epigrams fromPriapeia”, with original linocuts by G.X.C., hand set and printed by G. Capdi Press, 1988, 20 copies, copyright 1988.
10. Lyliane D. Mathieu-Kerns and Fredrick W. Bunce, “Intimations of Paphos: The Influence of Aretino and Marc-Antonio on Nogaret and Elluin”, Italian Culture, Vol. VI, 1985 (released 1988), pp. 53-75.
11. The “Diamond Way” and other Ways: A collection of works which represent Vajrayana and Theravada Buddhism featuring the Thankas of Karma Thupten, aka Karma Lama (Tibetan), (catalogue) Indiana State University, 1991.
12. “Maha-Vihara Dharmapala: Its Decendents”, Kalakalpa: Journal of the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, Vol. I, No. 2, New Delhi 2005, pp. 241-270.

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