Tibet: Life, Myth, Art

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"Tibet is a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture, presenting the art in all its glory, ranging from monumental temples and vivid wallpaintings to forests of prayer flags and exquisitely detailed devotional statues of Buddhas, deities, and saints." The book covers themes that have long preoccupied the popular imagination, including: the intricate, multicolored mandalas, which are a vision of the entire, unfolding universe; the hero-saints, who traveled through Tibet fighting the spirits of the mountains and valleys; the
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Illustrated London 2003 Trade Paperback First Edition New Oblong 4to. London: Thorsons, 2003. First edition, first printing. Oblong 4to. 143 pp. Illustrated throughout in color. ... Foreword by the Dalai Lama. A superb pictorial record of Tibet with specially commissioned artworks and more than 100 magnificent photographs, all in full color. Illustrated such key themes as the fierce tutelary deities and sets the art of Tibe against the broader background of Tibetan wisdom, spirituality and mythology. New. Read more Show Less

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"Tibet is a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture, presenting the art in all its glory, ranging from monumental temples and vivid wallpaintings to forests of prayer flags and exquisitely detailed devotional statues of Buddhas, deities, and saints." The book covers themes that have long preoccupied the popular imagination, including: the intricate, multicolored mandalas, which are a vision of the entire, unfolding universe; the hero-saints, who traveled through Tibet fighting the spirits of the mountains and valleys; the Dalai Lamas, eternally reborn incarnations of the great Bodhisattva of compassion; and the ferocious, sword-wielding, multilimbed gods that act as guardians to the land and its religions. These major themes, and many more, are interpreted visually through iconography, pattern, motif, and symbolism, as well as in terms of their underlying historical and spiritual significance.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780007668731
  • Publisher: Thorsons/Element
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 9.78 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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