Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life

Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life

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Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life by David Kamansky

Published by Serindia for Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, this volume is the catalogue of an exhibition held there in 2004-2005. In addition to the descriptive entries of the 148 works of the catalogue, the volume contains ten lengthy essays which share a focus on the objects' use, making it a definitive work on the subject. Among the topics of the essays are links between Tibetan furniture and mural and thanga painting, Tibeto-newar furniture of Kyirong, stylistic development of Tibetan tables, the 15th-century Stanford table, and ritual use of torgams and yangams. The essays, which were written by curators and art historians, are illustrated with maps and color photos. A glossary, bibliography, and summary of carbon 14 analysis are included. The volume is oversized: 9.5x11.5". Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9781932476170
Publisher: Serindia Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 9.45(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

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