Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet (Expanded Edition)

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9780810982048: Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet (Expanded Edition)

Illustrates, explains and celebrates 241 examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries. The authors discuss the religious meaning and use of tangkas, Buddhist iconography and the aesthetics of tangka paintings, sculpture and mandalas.

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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.
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Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A.F. Thurman Illustrated by John Bigelow Taylor
Verlag: Published by Tibet House New York and Harry N. Abrams Inc, New York (2000)
ISBN 10: 0810982048 ISBN 13: 9780810982048
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Buchbeschreibung Published by Tibet House New York and Harry N. Abrams Inc, New York, 2000. , 488 pages, with 353 illustrations including 338 plates in full colour, along with 2 maps, Reprint , binding nice and neat, internally pages clean, illustrations bright with colours vibrant, an excellent copy in very good condition , dustwrapper in very good condition , red card, gilt titles on spine, maps on endpapers , 30.5 x 23.5 cms Hardback ISBN: 0810982048. Artikel-Nr. 67254

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