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Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
     

Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

by Marylin M. Rhie, Robert A. F. Thurman (Other), Maria R. Heim (Other), Paola Zamperini (Other), Camille Myers Breeze (Other)
 
This lavishly illustrated book with an extensive catalogue and three essays by noted scholars, introduces the outstanding collection of eighteen Tibetan paintings in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Among them are two groups of eighteenth-century tangkas of rare and exceptional quality from Central Tibet; a third group presents diverse themes in the bold folk

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This lavishly illustrated book with an extensive catalogue and three essays by noted scholars, introduces the outstanding collection of eighteen Tibetan paintings in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Among them are two groups of eighteenth-century tangkas of rare and exceptional quality from Central Tibet; a third group presents diverse themes in the bold folk styles of Eastern Tibet.

The tangkas open up to the general public, students, and scholars the esoteric world of Tibetan Buddhist painting by providing a glimpse into the profound methods of practice and astonishing beauty of the art derived in the quest for enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914337348
Publisher:
Mead Art Museum
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

Jay L. Garfield
"An indispensable guide, Picturing Enlightenment introduces us to the rare and beautiful tangkas at the Mead Art Museum. This stunning volume illuminates the meanings and religious uses of these remarkable works in Tibetan Buddhist culture."
Jay L. Garfield, Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and professor of philosophy, Smith College

Meet the Author

MARYLIN M. RHIE is the Jessie Wells Post Professor of Art and East Asian Studies at Smith College.

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