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The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs

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For artists, designers, and all with an interest in Buddhist and Tibetan art, this is the first exhaustive reference to the seemingly infinite variety of symbols found throughout Tibetan art in line drawings, paintings, and ritual objects. Hundreds of the author's line drawings depict all the major Tibetan symbols and motifs—landscapes, deities, animals, plants, gurus, mudras (ritual hand gestures), dragons, and other mythic creatures—ranging from complex mythological scenes to small, simple ornaments.

About the Author

Robert Beer has studied and practiced Tibetan thangka painting for thirty years, including five years of study with master artists Jampa of Dharamsala and Khamtrül Rinpoche of Tashijong. Beer is one of the first Westerners to become actively involved in this art form. Over the last two decades he has concentrated on an extensive series of iconographical drawings depicting the major deities, lineage holders, and symbols that occur in the spectrum of Tibetan art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570624162
Author:
Beer, Robert
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
China
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Symbolism in art
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Criticism - Other specific cultures
Subject:
Art, tibetan
Subject:
Symbolism in art -- China -- Tibet.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art, Tibetan -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]).
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
12 x 8.55 x 1.3 in 4.15 lb

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