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Assembly of the Exalted: The Tibetan Shrine Room from the Alice S. Kandell CollectionSKU: 9788833670188 Supplier: Khác
Author: Rebecca Bloom (Author), Donald S. Lopez (Author), John Bigelow Taylor (Photographer), Dianne Dubler (Photographer)
Format: Hardcover : 224 pages
Dimensions: 9.27 x 1.17 x 12.04 inches
Publication date: December 31, 2018
Assembly of the Exalted presents some 50 pieces from the remarkable collection of Alice S. Kandell. The works, dating from the late 13th century to the early 20th, include great masterpieces and emblematic examples of Tibetan Buddhist art. They are all presented here as the constituents of a Tibetan Buddhist shrine. Shrines, both modest and grand, are the primary sites of Tibetan Buddhist practice, whether it be reciting scriptures, performing rituals, saying prayers, or engaging in meditation. The introductory essays thus focus on the Tibetan Buddhist shrine, describing its evolution over the history of Buddhism, its special role in Tibet, and how the pieces in the Kandell Collection came to be assembled and displayed in shrines at institutions across America. Illustrated with vivid photography, forty short essays, each centered on a single work or set of objects, describe the pieces in terms of their importance for the practice of Buddhism, highlighting the many essential functions of Tibetan Buddhist art within the space of a shrine.