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The encyclopedia of Tibetan symbols and motifs

By: Beer, Robert
Material type: TextTextBoston Shambhala c1999Edition: 1st edDescription: xviii, 373p.; ill.; bibliogContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 1-57062-416-XSubject(s): Art, Tibetan | Art--Themes, motives | Buddhism | Tibet | Symbolism in Art | Animals, Symbolic aspects | Symbolism of Plants | Symbolism of Stones | Symbolism of Elements | Mudras | ChakrasLOC classification: N 7346.T5 B43 1999
Contents:
1 Landscape elements. 2 Flowers and trees. 3 Animals. 4 Narrative subjects. 5 Cosmology. 6 Mudras. 7 The Chakravartin and his seven precious possessions. 8 Auspicious symbols. 9 Various peaceful offerings, jewels, and ritual implements. 10 The wheel of sharp weapons. 11 Wrathful offerings, tormas and ritual fire hearths. 12 Geometric borders, patterns, designs, and motifs
Abstract: 'This study of the sacred art of Tibet is the result of eight years of meticulous brush drawing, and a life-time spent researching and reflecting upon the inner and often hidden meanings and origins encapsulated in this most complex of iconographical traditions. Several thousand individual drawings arranged as a series of 169 plates illustrate the many variations in style and individual expression of these ritual objects.'
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Text and illustrations by Robert Beer.

1 Landscape elements. 2 Flowers and trees. 3 Animals. 4 Narrative subjects. 5 Cosmology. 6 Mudras. 7 The Chakravartin and his seven precious possessions. 8 Auspicious symbols. 9 Various peaceful offerings, jewels, and ritual implements. 10 The wheel of sharp weapons. 11 Wrathful offerings, tormas and ritual fire hearths. 12 Geometric borders, patterns, designs, and motifs

'This study of the sacred art of Tibet is the result of eight years of meticulous brush drawing, and a life-time spent researching and reflecting upon the inner and often hidden meanings and origins encapsulated in this most complex of iconographical traditions. Several thousand individual drawings arranged as a series of 169 plates illustrate the many variations in style and individual expression of these ritual objects.'

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