|Published:||December 14, 2006|
Amy Heller uses in situ images from Tibet to set the artwork within its historical, social, and religious context in her book, Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet 600-2000 A.D. She uses the most recent research findings and includes both published and unpublished works by authors of international fame. The author uses Tibetan Buddhism's religious anthropology to analyze Tibetan art. Both experts and curious beginners will find useful material in Tibetan Art that is easily accessible. Excellent color images of mandalas, paintings, gold objects, metalwork, and the breathtaking Tibetan environment and architecture are included throughout the book's photographic content, which reveals the splendors of this long-hidden nation. Contents: The Era of the Tibetan Empire (630-850) The Flourishing of Buddhism in Tibet (950-1300) The Tibetan Renaissance (1300-1500) The Era of the Dalai Lamas (1500-2000) Bibliography Map of Pilgrims.