108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet: Evolution of Tibetan Sculptures
By: Ulrich von Schroeder (author)Hardback
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Mostly unknown to the outside world, the temples and storerooms of Tibet's monasteries shelter a great number of ancient Buddhist objects. Not only are there a great number of Buddhist sculptures and paintings produced by Tibetan artists, but also rare examples originating from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burma, and China. Hitherto books on this subject are almost exclusively illustrated with objects scattered worldwide in private or public collections. A notable exception is the monumental two-volume chronicle "Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet", published in 2001 by this author. This book is a condensed edition introducing the very finest examples that illustrate the development of art in and round in Tibet. Effectively acting as a catalog, it also serves to ensure the objects remain where they are. The free DVD contains 527 digital images that can be freely used. It is the hope of the author that other scholars will take use of this opportunity to publish some of these wonderful Buddhist sculptures. A unique guide to the finest examples of Buddhist sculpture from the vast number recorded and researched by the author over more than 10 years.
This is the very finest of the hundreds of examples found in situ by the author during his many years of research in Tibet's monasteries and including many new discoveries. This title includes a DVD of digital photographs of the 108 statues illustrated in this book and of the 419 most important Buddhist sculptures in the collection of the Jo khang / Lhasa gTsug lag khang. These can be downloaded free-of-charge by anyone.
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