Portraits of the Masters: Bronze Sculptures of the Tibetan Buddhist Lineages

Category: Book
By (author): Stoddard, Heather
Subject:  ART / Asian / General
  ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
Publisher: Serindia Pubns
Published: January 2003
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 396
Size: 13.12in x 10.74in x 1.50in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism has become a part of our cultural landscape, an element of human civilization with its own universal appeal. This extra-large hardcover book unfolds a pictorial history of the teachers and visionaries who formulated this amazingly modern system of thought over the past 14 centuries. It features 108 portrait bronzes spanning the 12th to 18th centuries, prefaced with a comprehensive history of Tibetan portraiture. Each of the five chronological sections opens with a history of the evolving tradition.