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Art of the Himalayas; Treasures from Nepal and Tibet
By: Pal, Pratapaditya

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Author: Pal, Pratapaditya
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 1555950663

Product Code: 11301

Treasures from Nepal and Tibet
The Zimmerman Collection is an unparalleled assemblage of the art of Tibet and Nepal, particularly strong in Nepali bronzes and paintings, the latter being a rare commodity. It includes an extraordinary range of material of high quality attesting to the incredible richness and diversity of both the culture and the art of these two lands, both their fecund imagination and their superb technical skill.
Art of the Himalayas publishes 119 works of the most powerful spiritual quality and delightfully expressive and dramatically exciting forms. They include paintings, sculptures, textiles, ritual objects, book covers in wood, and drawings from artists' and priests' sketchbooks, and range from the seventh to the nineteenth century. In addition to individual entries for each object, this volume includes a general introduction on the collection; separate essays on the arts of Nepal and Tibet in the context of their political and religious as well as artistic histories (Buddhism is the principal religion of the Tibetans as well as the Newars, the minority community who created virtually all of the art treasures of Nepal); and further essays on such categories as metal sculptures and ritual objects, paintings and drawings, and ritual textiles. It also includes appendices on Newari and Tibetan inscriptions as well as a bibliography and index.

Art of the Himalayas, Pratapaditya Pal, Hudson Hills Press, 72 colorplates plus 63 black-and-white illustrations, 208 pages, $50.00

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