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Tabo Gods of Light

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9783777423265
Author(s): Peter Hamm
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Dimensions: 287 x 30 x 291 (w x l x h)
Pages: 308

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Over one thousand years old, the monastery complex of Tabo and its exquisitely preserved works of art provide a wealth of marvellous pictures. The richly illustrated volume reproduces the beauty of these works of art, while the accompanying text presents the most recent research findings. The monastery of Tabo is located in the north - Indian region of the Himalayas. Founded in 996 AD, it is the oldest temple complex in the Tibetan cultural area to have been preserved in its original state. Tabo's main temple, the Temple of the Enlightened Gods, is a unique gesamtkunstwerk. Sculptures and paintings dating back one thousand years that wer e executed in an incomparably delicate style, probably by Indian artists, together form a sort of horizontal walkable mandala. Special permission was granted to Peter van Ham so that he could take photographs of the temple's halls, which are not accessible to the public. The volume presents these breath - taking photographs and describes in detail the entire gamut of Tibetan artistic styles.
Tabo Monastery, located in the North - Indian Himalayan region of Spiti (Himachal Pradesh) and founded in 996 CE, is the most ancient temple - site of the entire Tibetan cultural realm, which has been preserved unaltered in its original state. Simple adobe buildings erected Hirmer Publishers, Nymphenburger Str. 84, D 80636 Munich, on level ground were designated as a university and served as a meeting place of saints and scholars during the so - called 'Second Diffus Please click here to ask a question
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