Deities of Tibetan Buddhism: The Zurich Paintings of the Icons Worthwhile to See by Robert Beer, Peter Nebel (Hardback, 2005)
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- DescriptionDeities of Tibetan Buddhism is an encyclopedia of Buddhist icons based on the Rinjung Gyatsa, the Narthang Gyatso, and the Vajravali. Full-color illustrations of over five hundred Tibetan Buddhist deities are reproduced here from a set of hand-painted woodblock prints created in the early nineteenth century. Housed in the Ethgraphic Museum of the University of Zurich, this rare collection is presented along with an extensive explanation of the meditative visualizations, mantras, and symbolism around each figure. Deities of Tibetan Buddhism is an indispensable reference and identification aid for art historians, curators, scholars, and serious students of Tibetan Buddhism around the world.
- Author BiographyMartin Willson received his PhD in radioastronomy at Cambridge University before spending twelve years as a Buddhist monk in Australia, Switzerland, and France. Now married, he lives in Swansea, South Wales, United Kingdom. Martin Brauen (born 1948) is an anthropologist from Bern, Switzerland. From 2008 to 2012, he was the chief curator of the Rubin Museum for Himalayan Arts in New York. And since 1975, he has been the head of the Himalaya, Tibet, and the Far East department of the Ethographic Museum of the University of Zurich. Robert Beer was born in Wales in 1947 and now lives in Oxford, England. He first became interested in Tibetan art in the late 1960s and has since spent more than forty years depicting and studying the iconography and symbolism of Vajrayana Buddhism. In recent years he has been actively involved with some of the finest contemporary Newar artists of the Kathmandu Valley and has assembled a unique collection of their work. Apart from his continuing work with Indo-Tibetan iconography, he is also deeply involved in researching all aspects of the afterlife, especially the enhanced consciousness and transformations related to the near-death experience. His illustrations have been widely published and pirated, and he is the author and illustrator of The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs and The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols.
- Author(s)Peter Nebel,Robert Beer
- PublisherWisdom Publications,U.S.
- Date of Publication12/08/2005
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationSomerville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWisdom Publications,U.S.
- Content Notecol
- Weight4128 g
- Width255 mm
- Height299 mm
- Spine53 mm
- Edited byMartin Brauen,Martin Willson
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