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Tibetan Art and History

Tibetan Art and History

Product ID: 978-8177421064
Book Name: Taxila: An Illustrated Account Of Archaeological Excavations Carried Out At Taxila (Three Volumes)
Author Name: Sir John Marshall
Price: USD 250
Description:

Taxila: An Illustrated Account OF Archaeological Excavations Carried Out At Taxila Under The Orders of The Government OF India Between The Years 1913 And 1934

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Product ID: 978-8184003116
Book Name: The History of Bhutan
Author Name: Karma Phuntsho
Price: USD 30
Description:

The first-ever full length history of Bhutan by one of its most pre-eminent scholars In recent years, the remote kingdom of Bhutan has increasingly attracted the attention of the world. In 2008, it emerged as the worlds youngest democracy and in the same year crowned the worlds youngest monarch. This was followed by the new Kings colourful wedding in 2011. Today, it continues to enchant the rest of the world with its policy of Gross National Happiness and has become…

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Product ID: 978-8874395194
Book Name: Masks Of the Himalayas
Author Name: Dominique Blanc, Arnaud Hauterives, Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter
Price: USD 45
Description:

This is the first book dedicated exclusively to the subject of the Himalayan mask. Mysterious, sacred, and unusual, the masks of the Himalayas only recently arrived in the West. Unlike African or Oceanic masks, whose discovery by early twentieth-century artists altered the conception of art by their influence on Cubism, Himalayan masks only became accessible to collectors following the opening up of Nepal in the 1960s. Spanning all religious influences in the Himalayan region—Hindu and Buddhist, animist and shamanic—and covering…

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Product ID: 978-9383098040
Book Name: Kailash And Manasarovar: A Quest Beyond The Himalaya
Author Name: Deb Mukharji
Price: USD 34
Description:

Kailash And Manasarovar: A Quest Beyond The Himalaya by Deb Mukharji

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Product ID: 978-962-7049-12-
Book Name: Tibetan Art of the Alain Bordier Foundation
Author Name: Ulrich Von Schroeder & Heidi Von Schroeder
Price: USD 14.95
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Tibetan Art of the Alain Bordier Foundation Author: Ulrich Von Schroeder & Heidi Von Schroeder

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Product ID: 9780195097146
Book Name: Treasures Of Tibetan Art: Collections Of The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Author Name: Barbara Lipton, Nima Dorjee Ragnubs
Price: USD 90
Description:

"There is a real danger of the disappearance of the unique Tibetan culture. So at such a time, this kind of work is very, very useful, very helpful....I feel that I see part of a Tibetan antique collection, ancient Tibetan things." So commented the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, upon visiting the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art. Founded in 1945 by Jacques Marchais (the professional named adopted by the private collector Jacqueline Klauber), this well-known, yet infrequently visited museum…

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Product ID: 9780295990293
Book Name: The Antiquity Of Nepalese Wood Carving
Author Name: ary Slusser (author), Paul Jett (author)
Price: USD 80
Description:

Previously considered to be no earlier than the thirteenth century, the earliest of these wooden masterpieces have now been clearly demonstrated to date from the sixth or seventh century, the time of the Licchavis, lords of Nepal from about 300 to 850. Slusser has used an important scientific tool, radiocarbon dating, to help realign -- and correct -- our overly conservative accepted perceptions of the antiquity of Nepalese wood sculpture. The book is bolstered by the meticulous and painstaking research…

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Product ID: 9780295993591
Book Name: Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine
Author Name: Theresia Hofer
Price: USD 90
Description:

Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the triangular relationship among the Tibetan art and science of healing (Sowa Rigpa), Buddhism, and arts and crafts. This book is dedicated to the history, theory, and practice of Tibetan medicine, a unique and complex system of understanding body and mind, treating illness, and fostering health and well-being. Sowa Rigpa has been influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Greco-Arab medical traditions but is distinct from them.…

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Product ID: 9780415711159
Book Name: The Return Of The Buddha: Ancient Symbols For A New Nation
Author Name: Himanshu Prabha Ray
Price: USD 25
Description:

Himanshu Prabha Ray is Chairperson of National Monuments Authority, New Delhi, and former Professor, Centre for Historical Studies (CHS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

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Product ID: 9780500275597
Book Name: Kailash: On Pilgrimage to the Sacred Mountain of Tibet
Author Name: Kerry Moran and Russell Johnson
Price: USD 30
Description:

Mount Kailas, in a remote corner of Western Tibet, has been a pilgrimage site for over 1000 years. In the few years during which foreigners were permitted to visit Kailas, the authors spent long periods in the region. This is their account of an extraordinary experience. 

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Product ID: 9780500976920
Book Name: Jokhang: Tibets Most Sacred Buddhist Temple
Author Name: Gyurme Dorje, Tashi Tsering, Heather Stoddard, Andre Alexander
Price: USD 104
Description:

Lying at the center of an ancient network of Buddhist temples in the Great Temple of Lhasa, the Jokhang Temple is the heart of spiritual and economic life in Tibet. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the atmospheric focal point of Lhasa, from which bustling narrow lanes of commerce radiate outward in all directions. This landmark publication is illustrated with photographs taken over eight decades, and is introduced by the personal reminiscences of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Gyurme Dorje…

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Product ID: 9780731304284
Book Name: Dancig to the Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art
Author Name: Jim Masselos, Jackie Menzies, Pratapaditya Pal
Price: USD 90
Description:

Music and dance, the subject most prevalent and so important in Indian art, plays the central role in this breathtaking exhibition: Dancing to the Flute. Never has there been a show that covers in such breadth and depth of the subject. It brings together 200 works of art from museum collections, private collections, and art galleries worldwide. Stone, bronze and wood sculptures, paintings, textiles, and musical instruments, ranging in date from the first to the twentieth century, are among…

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Product ID: 9780834803947
Book Name: Tibetan Art: Towards A definition Of Style
Author Name: Jane Casey Singer And Philip Denwood
Price: USD 200
Description:

Tibetan Art: Towards A definition Of Style by Jane Casey Singer And Philip Denwood

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Product ID: 9780861710980
Book Name: DEITIES OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM: The Zurich Paintings
Author Name: Martin Brauen, trans by Martin Willson
Price: USD 240
Description:

This is the most encyclopedic reference book of Tibetan images of enlightenment ever presented. Full color illustrations are reproduced here from a set of hand-painted woodblock prints created in 1810. This rare collection is presented along with extensive explanations of the meditative visualizations, mantras, and symbolism around each figure.

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Product ID: 9780898003451
Book Name: Tibet in Pictures
Author Name: Li Gotami, Govinda
Price: USD 60
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Product ID: 9780984519026
Book Name: Mirror of the Buddha: Early Portraits form Tibet
Author Name: David P. Jackson
Price: USD 90
Description:

In their art, Tibetans aimed at faithfully transmitting and preserving Buddhism as a spiritual discipline as they had learned it from earlier teachers. Each thangka painting was a small contribution to the larger cause of keeping Buddhism alive and radiant. In this third volume on Tibetan painting, David Jackson investigates painted portraits of early Tibetan teachers. Images of these eminent personages embodied Buddhist ideals in human form. In creating these depictions, Tibetan painters of the 12th through the 14th…

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Product ID: 9780984519057
Book Name: The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting
Author Name: David P. Jackson
Price: USD 90
Description:

"Historians of Tibetan painting struggle to establish such basic points as iconographical content, place of origin, age, religious affiliation, and painting school or style, especially when confronted by portable works that were removed from their original monasteries and scattered throughout the world. In this groundbreaking catalog, the authors locate paintings geographically using the method similar to that used for locating paintings in time. In both cases they identify the historical people connected with the painting through analyzing the portraits,…

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Product ID: 9780984519071
Book Name: Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School
Author Name: David P. Jackson
Price: USD 90
Description:

Though the Drigung Kagyu was one of the most prominent and powerful schools of Tibetan Buddhism during its early period (12th - 14th century), its art is still relatively poorly known, even among Tibetans. With its mother monastery destroyed twice, once in the late 13th century and again during the Great Cultural Revolution, much of the art was lost or dispersed. The iconography of the Drigung School is examined with regard to its three main periods - early, middle, and…

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Product ID: 9780991224111
Book Name: A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet: Khyentse Chenmo of Gongkar
Author Name: David P. Jackson
Price: USD 90
Description:

In A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet author David Jackson focuses on the Khyenri style, the least known among the three major painting styles of Tibet, dating from the mid-fifteenth through the seventeenth century.

The painting of Khyentse Chenmo, the founder of the Khyenri style who flourished from the 1450s to the 1490s, was significant for his radical rejection of the prevailing, classic Indic (especially Nepalese-inspired) styles with formal red backgrounds, enthusiastically replacing them with the intense greens and blues of Chinese landscapes.…

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Product ID: 9781559392570
Book Name: Tibetan Thangka Painting: Methods And Materials
Author Name: David Jackson
Price: USD 43
Description:

Tibetan Thangka Painting is the only detailed description of the techniques and principles of the sacred art of Tibetan scroll painting. It is the distillation of research carried out over a period of ten years, collected during five journeys to Nepal and India, and compiled from some twenty traditional painters. This book presents, step-by-step, the techniques used to make a thangka from the preparation of the canvas to the final application of the sacred syllables behind each completed figure. Separate…

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