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Art of Tibet (World of Art)

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With the spread of Buddhism among Westerners and the controversy over its status, interest in Tibet has never been greater. This mysterious land, now a province of the People's Republic of China, has produced some of the most fascinating and creative art in the world. From silk embroidery and textiles to painting, sculpture, and manuscripts, Tibetan art has striking qualities that set it apart from other Buddhist and Asian art. Robert Fisher takes the reader through the history of Tibetan art, starting from its origins in the early days of the Tibetan kingdom. From a bleak and often inaccessible landscape arose a religious and artistic world so vibrant and sophisticated that even China's emperors commissioned works. The art and spiritual life of the region are inextricably intertwined, and Dr. Fisher explores the distinctive character of that relationship. Careful attention is also given to ritual objects, which comprise some of the most important works of art in Tibetan culture.

Synopsis:

Tibet has produced some of the most distinctive and creative art in the world, with striking qualities that set it apart from other Buddhist and Asian art.

Synopsis:

Now a province of the People's Republic of China, Tibet has produced some of the most fascinating and creative art in the world, from silk embroidery and textiles to painting, sculpture, and manuscripts. The art and spiritual life of the region are inextricably intertwined, and Dr. Robert Fisher explores the distinctive character of that relationship, taking the reader through the history of Tibetan art from its origins. 200 illustrations, 40 in color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500203088
Author:
Fisher, Robert E.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Fisher, Robert E.
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Art, tibetan
Subject:
Art, Tibetan -- History.
Subject:
Art, Buddhist -- China -- Tibet.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Series:
World of Art
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
180 illustrations, 93 in colror
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6 x 0.7 in 1.03 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Tibet has produced some of the most distinctive and creative art in the world, with striking qualities that set it apart from other Buddhist and Asian art.
"Synopsis" by , Now a province of the People's Republic of China, Tibet has produced some of the most fascinating and creative art in the world, from silk embroidery and textiles to painting, sculpture, and manuscripts. The art and spiritual life of the region are inextricably intertwined, and Dr. Robert Fisher explores the distinctive character of that relationship, taking the reader through the history of Tibetan art from its origins. 200 illustrations, 40 in color.
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