Tabo: Gods of Light: The Indo-Tibetan Masterpiece

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 were 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. Printed Pages: 308 with 405 colour illustrations and 2 fold-outs.

Title: Tabo: Gods of Light: The Indo-Tibetan Masterpiece

Author Name: Peter Van Ham; With an essay by Gerald Kozicz and an introduction by Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche

Categories: Tibetan Studies, India, Art & Art History, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Germany, Hirmer Verlag:

ISBN: 978-3-7774-2326

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 28 x 28 Cm

Seller ID: 039129

Keywords: Tabo Monastery Ladakh India Tibet Indo-Tibetan