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Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry

Cüppers, Christoph [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Handbook of Tibetan Iconometry : a Guide to the Arts of the 17th Century / edited by Christoph Cüppers, Leonard van der Kujip, Ulrich Pagel; with a Chinese introduction by Dobis Tsering Gyal. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012. - X, 386 S. : zahlr. Ill. - (Brill's Tibetan studies library ; 28)
ISBN 978-90-04-18014-7 (Print-Ausg.)
ISBN 978-90-474-4464-0 (Online-Ausg.)
EUR 99,00 / US$ 138,00
DDC: 759.9515

The Handbook of Iconometry (Tibetan title: Cha tshad kyi dpe ris Dpyod ldan yid gsos) constitutes a lavishly illustrated treatise laying down the iconometic principles and measurements at the heart of the 17th-century art of Tibet. The book was produced in ca. 1687 at the instigation of the famous scholar and statesman sde srid Sangs rgyas rgya mtsho (1653–1705). Today, the original is kept in the Tibet Autonomous Region Archives (Lhasa). The Handbook includes more than 150 meticulously prepared drawings of buddhas, bodhisattvas and divinities, 70 script types and 14 stupa models all extrapolated from the rich heritage of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist art. These are accompanied by an introduction charting the production of the Handbook in the 17th century and the scholarly profile of its principal author Sangs rgyas rgya mtsho. In the appendix, it reproduces passages from the Vaiḍurya g.Ya' sel that provide valuable additional information about the illustrations. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. vii
Introduction. 1
Chinese Introduction. 9
List of Abbreviations. 17
Plates. 19
Table of Legends. 333
Corresponding Passages in the Vaiḍūrya g.Ya' sel that provide information about the illustrations in the Dpyod ldan yid gsos. 353
List of Divinities. 379
List of Scripts. 383
List of Stūpas. 385

Christoph Cüppers studied Indology and Tibetology at the University of Hamburg, following seven years at the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie. From 1983 to 1988, he served as Deputy Director and Director at the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project. Since 1995, he is Director of the Lumbini International Research Institute. In his research, he focuses on the history of 17th century Tibet, Tibetan law and state administration, as well as on cultural exchanges between Tibet and Nepal.
Leonard W.J. van der Kuijp studied at the University of Saskatchewan and Hamburg University, where he received his D.Phil. He worked for the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project from 1980-1984, taught at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1985-1987, at the University of Washington from 1987-1995, and, from 1995 to the present, is Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at Harvard University. His research interests focus on Indo-Tibetan Buddhist intellectual history, Tibetan Buddhist intellectual history, and Sino-Mongol-Tibetan relations during the Yuan and Ming dynasties. Profile page.
Ulrich Pagel, PhD (1993) in Buddhist Studies (London) is Reader in the Languages and Religions of Tibet and Central Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has published on Mahāyāna Buddhism (1994, 2006, 2007) and more recently in the field of vinaya studies (2012). Since 1999, he serves as head of the International Tibetan Archives Preservation Trust. Profile page.

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