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eBook Wisdom and Compassion The Sacred Art of Tibet ePub

by Marylin M. ; and Robert A. F. Thurman Rhie

  • ISBN: 0939117045
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Marylin M. ; and Robert A. F. Thurman Rhie
  • Publisher: Abrams; First Edition edition (1991)
  • Pages: 406
  • ePub book: 1215 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1546 kb
  • Other: lrf lit doc azw
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 910

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Like Tibet itself, Tibetan art has been misunderstood and underestimated. Written by two renowned scholars of Buddhist art and thought, Marylin M. Rhie and Robert .

Like Tibet itself, Tibetan art has been misunderstood and underestimated. It introduces new aesthetic and psychological interpretations of the Tibetans' ability to merge their earthly and spiritual worlds at a practical level.

Acclaimed as the most important book ever published on Tibetan painting and sculpture, Wisdom and Compassion illustrates, explains, and celebrates 241 of. .

Acclaimed as the most important book ever published on Tibetan painting and sculpture, Wisdom and Compassion illustrates, explains, and celebrates 241 of the finest examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries. Renowned experts Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A. F. Thurman offer insights into the religious meaning and use of tangkas, Buddhist iconography, and the aesthetics of tangka paintings, sculptures, and mandalas.

Acclaimed as the most important book ever published on Tibetan painting and sculpture, Wisdom and Compassion . 353 illustrations, 338 in full color, 87/8 x 113/4". From Publishers Weekly

Bibliographic Details  .

Bibliographic Details Publisher: Harry N Abrams. Publication Date: 1991. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Over a half-million quality used, rare,and out-of-print books and magazines.

Wisdom and Compassion book. An intense study by Marilyn M. Rhie and the late . Should be included in every Asian Art collection. Spiritually uplifting. Jul 12, 2018 Christopher rated it it was amazing.

Acclaimed as the most important book ever published on Tibetan painting and sculpture, Wisdom and Compassion illustrates, explains, and celebrates 241 of the finest.

Rhie, Marylin M. & Thurman, Robert . List Price : US$ 24. 5 Our Price : US$ 19. 0. Their earlier volume, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet offered a significant introduction and analysis of Tibetan sacred painting

Rhie, Marylin M. You Save 20% + FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE. Their earlier volume, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet offered a significant introduction and analysis of Tibetan sacred painting. Worlds of Transformation furthers our understanding of this art, opening our imagination to the limitless possibilities of life itself. The tangkas, from the collections of Shelley and Donald Rubin, span the 12th through 20th centuries and the spectrum of Tibetan artistic schools.

Author:Rhie, Marylin M. And Taylor, John Bigelow. Wisdom and compassion. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know! Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 5 pre-owned listings. The Sacred Art of Tibet Wisdom and Compassion by Marylin M Rhie Robert Thurman. Pre-owned: lowest price.

Acclaimed as the most important book ever published on Tibetan painting and sculpture, Wisdom and Compassion illustrates, explains, and celebrates 241 of the finest examples of Tibetan sacred art of the 9th to 12th centuries. Renowned experts Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A. F. Thurman offer insights into the religious meaning and use of tangkas, Buddhist iconography, and the aesthetics of tangka paintings, sculptures, and mandalas.

Comments

the monster the monster
This is an awesome book. So is my seller.
Burisi Burisi
The book quality is not bad.
Ceroelyu Ceroelyu
I don't know if a single published book could claim to be THE definitive standard work on the sacred art on a religion or cosmology, but The Sacred Art of Tibet (Expanded Edition) by Marylin Rhie and Robert Thurman certainly approaches that standard. It's phenomenal - great art well-reproduced, well-written, scholarly and yet approachable text. I do want to single out Thurman's introductory essay "Wisdom and Compassion: The Heart of Tibetan Culture" as an excellent introduction into Buddhist history and the Tibetan worldview. The structure/information architecture of the book is very clear/easy to understand, and there are plenty of biographies, indexes and supplements for those interested in further research.

My only cautions would be

- Tibetan cosmology IS incredibly complex. There's no two ways around it. This isn't a "Tantra for Dummies" book. However, the book does a great job of explaining Tibetan Buddhist iconography so that all the waving arms, elephant pelt skirts and skull crowns start to make sense.

- Such a collection of strong work can be aesthetically and emotionally draining, prompting "art fatigue." I've never had a book exhaust me, but the sheer beauty and volume of detail in The Sacred Art of Tibet wiped me out. But I can't help wanting to come back for more. Recommended.
Wishamac Wishamac
Tibet! Whose heart is not stirred with echoes of Shangri-La when they hear that word?
This book does it justice. I'm looking at a photo of the Potala, Lhasa from 1930, majestic, imposing, calm and clear. The quality of the illustrations in this book is incredible. The rich colors of Tibetan art flow across every page. Plate 9, Shakyamuni Buddha Attaining Parinirvana, glows with green and shimmers with red, as rainbow smoke issues forth from two stupas. "The Buddha reclines, at peace with his impending departure from the world. His body, a deep and rich ocher, seems not to sink in the heaviness of death, but to rise in a graceful, lilting dance."
The plates are vivid as only Tibetan art can be. This is a continual feast for both the eyes and the mind, a rare combination.
Ungall Ungall
I wish I had seen the exhibition of which this beautiful book is the catalogue. It must have been breathtaking. This is more than a catalogue, it is a reference book, beginning with an overview and four informative introductory essays. The Catalogue itself is divided into twelve specific areas/types of Tibetan Sacred Art. These cover not only the different representations of the Shakyamuni Buddha, Arhats, Boddhisattvas and others, but also the four Tibetan Buddhist Orders. The Illustations are very clear and many detailed illusrtrations and graphs help to explain the Thangaks and Mandalas. The text is very informative, and the book is also printed and bound well.... A truly wonderful gift.
Gathris Gathris
This is one book you can judge by it's cover. It is fabulous. The photos of Tibetan paintings and statuary are simply beautiful. In some cases, such as a Tibetan thangka painting of Shakyamuni buddha's life, the whole painting is shown first, then close-up shots of other parts of the painting are shown for a more detailed view. Scenes from the painting are then explained. Anyone who has tried to decipher the meaning in a thangka, knows that without the help of experts, it is nearly impossible to capture the true story. Marylin Rhie and Robert Thurman help unlock the mysteries in a book with stunning photography, history and artful explanations. If you are interested in Tibetan iconography, a collector, buddhist or an art student--BUY IT, you'll love it!
Cyregaehus Cyregaehus
A big, handsome piece of work from Abrams: 488 pp, almost 5 pounds, large format, with dustjacket.

Red cloth with gold details over hardback boards. Glossary, Bibliography, Index, Supplement. Approximately 400 color illustrations.