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Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet

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Illustrates, explains and celebrates 241 examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries. The authors discuss the religious meaning and use of tangkas, Buddhist iconography and the aesthetics of tangka paintings, sculpture and mandalas.
Hardcover, 488 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Harry N. Abrams
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Karen Tannenbaum
Jan 14, 2013 Karen Tannenbaum rated it it was amazing
An intense study by Marilyn M. Rhie and the late A.F. Thurman. The artistic representations are illuminated with intellectual commentary vividly explaining the brilliance of Tibetan Buddhism. Should be included in every Asian Art collection. Spiritually uplifting.
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Read this book for a buddhist iconography class in art history department I took as an undergrad at UW Madison.
One my favorite books and i still often used as reference.
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