By Robert E. Fisher
Tibet has produced probably the most targeted and inventive paintings on the planet. From a bleak and sometimes inaccessible panorama arose an inventive culture so shiny and complicated that even China's emperors commissioned works. With the unfold of Buddhism within the West, encouraged through the management of the exiled Dalai Lama, and the debate over Tibet's prestige, curiosity during this mysterious land hasn't ever been larger. This publication covers the whole background of Tibetan paintings, targeting the inextricably intertwined dating among the paintings and the non secular lifetime of the area. From the Potala in Lhasa - one of many world's maximum non secular complexes - to portray, sculpture, manuscripts, silk embroidery and a hugely built culture of portraiture and formality items, Tibet's certain inventive tradition is vividly offered during this compelling learn.