Divine Images, Human Visions: The Max Tanenbaum Collection of South Asian and Himalayan Art in the National Gallery of Canada
National Gallery of Canada, 1997 - Art - 166 pages
A fascinating text by Dr. Pratapaditya Pal makes this an exciting narrative for the scholar as well as the general reader. (English and French editions available.) Over 150 illustrations in rich colour make this an excellent resource for schloars, students, and lay readers alike.
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