Protecting Wisdom: Tibetan Book Covers From The Maclean Collection. This elegant volume is the first comprehensive published study in English of the finely carved wooden covers designed to protect fragile Tibetan Buddhist texts. From the 11th through 14th centuries, Tibetan monks worked tirelessly to transcribe the life and teachings of the Buddha onto paper. Highly skilled craftsmen then covered these pages with wooden boards that had been elaborately and painstakingly carved, gilded, and painted. The first and most comprehensive of its kind, this lavishly produced, oversize volume features numerous illustrations of magnificent book covers from Tibet as well as several examples from other cultures. The volume tells the fascinating history of these objects, examines the materials from which they were carved, and traces stylistic influences from Kashmir, India, Nepal, and China.

Protecting Wisdom

SKU: 054902
$156.00 Regular Price
$78.00Sale Price
  • ISBN

    9783791347561
  • Authors

    Brown, Kathryn H. Selig
  • Extent

    263
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2012
  • Publisher

    Prestel Publishing

* Please contact us if you would like to purchase multiple copies of the same title.

Select Books Pte Ltd

65A Jalan Tenteram, #02-06

St Michael's Industrial Estate

Singapore 328958

+65 6251 3798

info@selectbooks.com.sg

About

Book Publishing

Library Services

We accept payment by PayPal and credit card.

© 2019 by Select Books.