On the Path to Void

Buddhist Art of the Tibetan Realm

Genre: Buddhism, Arts
Language: English
Published: January 01, 1996


Origin: India
ISBN13: 9788185026336
ISBN10: 8185026335
Pages: 284

About the Book

An overview of Tibet's spectacular art and architecture is provided in this volume. The essays in this volume, authored by the best experts on Tibetan art and culture, cover monasteries, palaces, icons, wall paintings, and the most well-known type of Tibetan art—Thankas—in three sections on architectural monuments, sculpture, and painting and fabric representations. This article gives a comprehensive overview of Tibetan culture, covering everything from the Yurlung dynasty, when Tibet was a powerful nation, to the ongoing and unrelenting "Sinfication" of Tibetan Culture, which extends to locations in India like Alchi and Tabo.