Mandala: In Search of Enlightenment. Sacred Geometry in the World's Visionary Arts
Peter van Ham (Author)
PRE-ORDER released 29 December 2022
Hailing from the Indian cultural context, a mandala defines a-sacred-circle. Mandalas are used as meditation aids. At the same time they are artistic translations of spiritual contents gained in visionary experiences. Not only Tibet and other Asian countries boast of mandalas but as paintings, buildings, and rituals they are found in almost every cultural realm of the world. Throughout history and till the present day "Sacred Geometry" has been used by followers of all religions and spiritual traditions as a means to visually depict metaphysical experiences in artworks and architecture. By drawing on masterpieces from great museum and private collections as well as photographs of outstanding buildings and living traditions the book offers a comprehensive overview of the worldwide phenomenon of Mandala and sheds light on its origins and individual meanings. 450 Illustrations, unspecified
About the Author
Peter van Ham is a Frankfurt-based explorer, author, photographer, and curator who has been researching Himalayan cultureres and the world's spiritual traditions since 35 years, documenting it in a dozen books to date.
- Contributor: Peter van Ham
- Imprint: Hirmer Verlag
- ISBN13: 9783777437446
- Number of Pages: 360
- Packaged Dimensions: 245x285mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
- Release Date: 2022-12-29
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Peter van Ham is a Frankfurt-based explorer, author, photographer, and curator who has been researching Himalayan cultureres and the world's spiritual traditions since 35 years, documenting it in a dozen books to date.