Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet

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This Expanded Edition Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet brings us even closer to the gentle people and the luminous culture of the Land of Snows by showing, explaining, and celebrating two hundred forty-one of its finest and most moving paintings and sculptures. It introduces new aesthetic and psychological interpretations of the Tibetans' ability to merge their earthly and spiritual worlds at a practical level.
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Overview

This Expanded Edition Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet brings us even closer to the gentle people and the luminous culture of the Land of Snows by showing, explaining, and celebrating two hundred forty-one of its finest and most moving paintings and sculptures. It introduces new aesthetic and psychological interpretations of the Tibetans' ability to merge their earthly and spiritual worlds at a practical level.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The startling image of a BuddhaRobin, capped per Web.eed in father-mother union form--a multi-armed ``Supreme Bliss Wheel Integration''--may look both fearsome and erotic to Western eyes. Yet, as this breathtakingly beautiful volume shows, it is a manifestation of Buddha's highest spiritual essence, symbolizing the union of wisdom and compassion. This catalogue of a traveling exhibition features 160 Tibetan sacred paintings, sculptures, tapestries and other works. Nearly half of them are reproduced here for the first time, including colored sand mandalas, celestial landscapes and tangka pictures (icons painted on cotton). In penetrating essays, Rhie, an Asian art specialist at Smith College, and Thurman, a religion professor at Columbia, explore Tibet's sacred artworks as doorways to a realm of enlightenment, or nirvana. This impressive book fills a major gap in documenting Tibetan art. (June)
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This expanded edition contains a message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and letters from numerous key historians, art and cultural experts integral in bringing this collection to press and promoting awareness and insight into Tibetan Culture throughout the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810982048
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1900
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 10
Overview 12
Note on Transcriptions and Terminology 14
Wisdom and Compassion: The Heart of Tibetan Culture 17
Tibet, its Buddhism, and its Art 20
Tibetan Buddhist Art: Aesthetics, Chronology, and Styles 39
The Sacred Art of Tibet: Catalogue 67
Techniques of Tibetan Painting and Sculpture 385
Glossary 389
Bibliography 394
Index 398
Credits 406
Supplement 408
Bibliography to Supplement 485
Index to Supplement 486
Credits to Supplement 488
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