This volume, catalogue of a major exhibition at the LA County Museum of Art in 2003, aims to fill a lacuna in scholarship by demonstrating that the function of Himalayan Buddhist art is to interpret and give physical form to specific Buddhist practices. It points the way to an entirely new direction for the study of the visual representations of the Cakrasamvara - and other key Tantras. The works of art are presented in their socio-religious context, with details about how their symbolic visual language expresses the attainment of enlightenment, focusing on the esoteric meditations related to Cakrasamvara and Vajravarahi. Featuring 160 of the finest masterpieces of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Mongolian art produced over the past thirteen centuries, this catalogue includes many works published for the first time.
- Hardcover: 560 pages
- Published: October 2003
- ISBN: 9781932476019
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 5.1 x 32.4 cm
- OUT OF PRINT