Scholarly introduction to Buddhist art featuring about 200 art works and ritual objects
A new and comprehensive overview of Himalayan art by Michael Henss
Aided by the extensive private collection of the FondationCL Tibet (which comprises more than 1,000 works), this richly illustrated volume provides an outstanding review of several hundred years of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region. More than 200 representative works and ritual objects - including metal statues of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and other deities;thangkas (scrolls) and chörten (or stupas) and ornately carved book covers andTibetan musical instruments - are both presented and described in detailagainst a background of iconography and art history. It also focuses inparticular on the guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava, who is considered the founder ofBuddhism in Tibet.,br. For the first time after 25 years, Michael Henss presents anew and comprehensive overview of Himalayan art
Text in German. Also available: Thsa-Tsha ISBN9783897904538 Thogchaks- Himmelseisen ISBN 9783897904521
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