Tibetan Art between Past and Present
De Rossi Filibeck, Elena [Hrsg.]:
Tibetan Art between Past and Present : Studies Dedicated to Luciano Petech ; Proceedings of the Conference held in Rome on the 3rd November 2010 / ed. by Elena De Rossi Filibeck. - Pisa ; Roma : Fabrizio Serra editore, 2012. - 174 S. : Ill. - (Rivista degli studi orientali ; N.S. 84.2011, Suppl. 1)
«Prof. Luciano Petech passed away on the 29th of September 2010, leaving a great void in the world of teaching and research in the academic discipline of Asian studies. On the 3rd of November of the same year a day was to be dedicated to Tibetan Art, the first to be organized by the University "Sapienza" of Rome. For this reason we have decided to dedicate the proceedings of the event to Prof. Petech's memory – they will be gathered here in gratitude and with deep affection. The conference's goal was to introduce the attending students to one of the richest branches of Tibetan civilization. The purpose of this initiative was not only didactic but also to inform about the recent research of Italian scholars in this fascinating sector of Tibetology. The idea, clearly stated in the title of the conference, was to show how the artistic expression of Tibetan civilization continues its course and is able to renew itself in our age without negating its past, but instead by drawing from its inspiration and contents. Nowadays, cultural and geographical Tibet no longer coincides with political Tibet: with the arrival of many exiled Tibetans in many countries of the world its voice has been amplified. But even in the past the influence of Tibetan civilization in the field of art never remained behind its borders but instead manifested itself in the entire Himalayan plateau and exchanged with the countries it came in contact with». (From the Preface, by Elena De Rossi Filibeck) [Verlagsinformation]
Elena De Rossi Filibeck is associate professor in Tibetology at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. Profile page.
- Tibetan Art between Past and Present: Studies Dedicated to Luciano Petech. Tibetan Art between Past and Present. 174 S. (2012).