Tibetan Art and History
Tibetan Art and History
|Book Name:||Tibetan Art|
|Author Name:||Lokesh Chandra|
The rich artistic heritage of Tibet reveals the depths of the meditations of great Masters, translated into the majestic abundance of iconic symbols that take the form of three-dimensional images or two-dimensional Thangkas. This title offers a comprehensive introduction to the complex iconography of Thangkas.
|Book Name:||Tibetan Mandalas: Vajravali and Tantra- samuccaya|
|Author Name:||Raghuvira and Lokesh Chandra|
This book comprises two major series of Mandalas : (i) of the Vajravali, detailed in the Nispanna-yogavali, and (ii) of the Rgyud-sde kun-btus or Tantra-samuccaya. The first series goes back to Abhayakaragupta who lived in the eleventh century at the Vikramasila University. He wrote a General manual of Tantric Liturgy by the name of Varavalia where he referred to 26 main mandalas. They were later detailed by him in his Nispannayogavali in 26 chapters. This great Siddha…
|Book Name:||Buddhist Paintings of Tun-Huang in the National Museum, New Delhi|
|Author Name:||Lokesh Chandra and Nirmala Sharma|
The Tun-huang caves are the jewel of Buddhist art over the centuries. Situated at the foot of the Mountain of Singing Sands, an itinerant monk Yueh-ts'un settled down to excavate the first cave in AD 344, and to paint its walls. This book reproduces and describes the paintings from Tun-huang in the National Museum, New Delhi. The Tun-huang caves are the jewel of Buddhist art over the centuries. Situated at the foot of the Mountain of Singing Sands, they…
|Book Name:||Wood Sculpture In Nepal: Jokers And Talismans|
|Author Name:||Bertrand Goy|
In the 1980s, enigmatic wood masks, similar to those worn by Siberian and Eskimo shamans, began to appear in Parisian galleries that specialized in exotic art. Only the customary red wax affixed to the objects indicated that their origin was in fact Nepal. Art lovers, fascinated by the masks expressions and the thickness of patina, enthusiastically began to collect them, though they were still shrouded in mystery. In this beautifully photographed book, Bertrand Goy and Max Itzikovitz set out to…
|Book Name:||Tibet: A History|
|Author Name:||San Van Schaik|
Nobody can agree on precisely where the border of Tibet lies, which is perhaps fitting for a country through which global powers have swept for all of its 2000 year history, and whose spiritual message has now permeated worldwide. Today, Tibet is in the throes of negotiating repressive measures, embracing modernity and trying to re establish a strong Tibetan national identity. The author here traces the history of Tibet from the glory days of the Tibetan Empire in the seventh…
|Book Name:||Early Sino-Tibetan Art|
|Author Name:||Heather Stoddard|
A study of the artistic dialogue between the two great north Asian cultural centres of Tibet and China, commencing as early as the 9th century, through to the 15th century.
|Book Name:||Buddhist Art: An Historical And Cultural Journey|
|Author Name:||Gilles Beguin|
o Lavishly illustrated with 650 color images o Features include plans, reconstructions of monuments and their artwork, and a previously unpublished cartography o An historical and cultural tour across the vast continent of Asia, stretching from India, Sri Lanka and Gandhara to countries including Thailand, Cambodia and Burma, Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan Buddhism and its art is perhaps the one truly unifying factor of the entire Asian continent and has become a fundamental part of our shared world…
|Book Name:||Singing Bowls: A Nepali Instrument for Tuning the Mind - Healing the body|
|Author Name:||Santa Ratna Shakya, Shree Krishna Shahi, Salil subedi|
A Practical guide to Singing Bowl Sound Therapy.
|Book Name:||The Song of the Queen of Spring or A History of Tibet|
|Author Name:||Nag-dBan Blo-bZan rGya-mTSHo|
The History of Tibet by Nag-dBan Blo-bZan rGya-mTSHo, the Fifth Dalai Lama of Tibet (1617-82), was completed on 14th November 1643. It celebrates the Dalai Lama's coming to Power in Tibet 1642. He Sees this event as a new spring in the history of Tibet, to celebrate which he wrote The Song of the Queen of Spring or A History of Tibet.
The Notes by the translator, Zahiruddin Ahmad, add to our understanding of the text. For instance, while commenting…