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Brown: Protecting Wisdom

Brown, Kathryn H. Selig:
Protecting Wisdom : Tibetan Book Covers from the MacLean Collection / Kathryn H. Selig Brown. Photography by John Bigelow Taylor. - Munich ; London : Prestel, 2013. - 263 S. : Ill., Kt.
ISBN 978-3-7913-4756-1
US$ 95,00 / £ 65,00 / EUR 86,00
DDC: 741.6409515

This elegant volume is the first published study of the finely carved wooden covers designed to protect fragile Tibetan Buddhist texts.
   From the 11th through 14th centuries, Tibetan monks worked tirelessly to transcribe the life and teachings of the Buddha onto paper. Highly skilled craftsmen then covered these pages with wooden boards that had been elaborately and painstakingly carved, gilded, and painted. The MacLean Collection, based in Chicago, has significant holdings of these extremely rare and ornately decorated objects. The first and most comprehensive study of its kind in English, this lavishly produced, oversize volume features numerous illustrations of magnificent book covers from Tibet as well as several examples from other cultures. The volume tells the fascinating history of these objects, examines the materials from which they were carved, and traces stylistic influences from Kashmir, India, Nepal, and China. [Verlagsinformation]

Richard A. Fogg:
Preface. 5
Acknowledgements. 7
Kathryn H. Selig Brown:
Tibetan Book Covers: an Introduction. 9
Kathryn H. Selig Brown:
Catalogue of Book Covers from the MacLean Collection. 38
Appendix A
Additional Examples of Covers in the MacLean Collection. 227
Appendix B
Five Tibetan Book Cover Inscriptions (Jacob P. Dalton). 241
Glossary. 249
Chronology. 252
Bibliography. 256
Index. 260

Quellen: Prestel (via Random House); Amazon (UK); WorldCat (1); WorldCat (2); Library of Congress; Lehmanns Media
Bildquelle: Prestel (via Random House)
Bibliographie: [1]