9781932476385-1932476385-108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet: Evolution of Tibetan Sculptures

108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet: Evolution of Tibetan Sculptures

ISBN-13: 9781932476385
ISBN-10: 1932476385
Edition: 1
Author: Ulrich Von Schroeder
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Serindia Publications
Format: Hardcover 212 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781932476385
ISBN-10: 1932476385
Edition: 1
Author: Ulrich Von Schroeder
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Serindia Publications
Format: Hardcover 212 pages

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Acknowledged author Ulrich Von Schroeder wrote 108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet: Evolution of Tibetan Sculptures comprising 212 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1932476385 and 9781932476385. Since then 108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet: Evolution of Tibetan Sculptures textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Mostly unknown to the outside world, the temples and storerooms of Tibet's monasteries shelter a great number of ancient Buddhist objects. Not only are there a great number of Buddhist sculptures and paintings produced by Tibetan artists, but included also are rare examples originating from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burma, and China. These images have withstood sometimes more than one thousand years of warfare and other calamities. Despite a growing number of books dealing with various aspects of Tibetan culture and religion, most publications have the shortcoming that they are almost exclusively illustrated with objects scattered worldwide in private and public collections. A notable exception is the two-volume chronicle Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, published in 2001 by this author. However, it is monumental in scale and there is a need for a more affordable condensed edition. 108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet not only fills the need for such a volume, but also provides additional research and recently photographed discoveries. It is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the stylistic development of Buddhist sculptures in Tibet. By using existing examples in monasteries, it also acts as a catalogue record of these objects that helps to ensure these objects remain there in the foreseeable future. This will enable future generations of scholars to do additional research with the same objects, unlike objects in private collections that are usually sold after some years. The book also includes a DVD of digital photographs of the 108 statues illustrated in this book and of the 419 most important Buddhist sculptures in the collection of the Jo khang / Lhasa gTsug lag khang. These 527 digital photographs can be downloaded free of charge by anyone, regardless whether for personal use or for publication.

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