Sacred Buddhist painting
"Sacred Buddhist Painting is a lucid and readable account of thangka painting - a form of scroll painting integral to Tibetan Buddhist worship. Tibetans were often advised by their religious preceptors to commission a painting for the 'removal' of physical or mental obstacles, or to create the prerequisites for 'a long and healthy life'. Like any other virtuous deed, the commissioning of religious art was believed to earn merit. This book has thangkas from renowned private and public collections the world over and from the collection of H.H. the Dalai Lama's private chapel (Namgyal Monastery), and from his collection donated to the Library of Works and Archives in Dharmasala, India."--Roli Books.
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Review: Sacred Buddhist PaintingUser Review - Marsha Altman - Goodreads
As far as Thangka books go, it's not a great introduction. It's not terrible, and there a lot of pretty illustrations, but the illustrations often don't line up with the text (why would they spend ... Read full review