Laurence King Publishing, London, 1997, first edition, hardcover with d/w, pp 319, 4vo.
This book provides a comprehensive coverage of Tibetan art. In articles on all the major media of Tibetan art – painting, sculpture, textiles, architecture and cave paintings – over 20 of the world’s leading scholars present their research. The authors address the critical problem of analysing and defining Tibetan art styles and explore issues of chronology, provenance, patronage, iconography and religious function. The essays are based on papers from a symposium organised by the School of Oriental and African Studies in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum. Illustrated with works of an unprecedented range and quality, the book will prove indispensable to anyone interested in Himalayan art or the arts of the surrounding regions.
Both book and dustwrapper are in very good+ condition. Pages are very clean and unmarked with no inscriptions. Binding tight.