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Bibliography: Art History Publications

General Bibliography

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The art history publications can be general or specific and relating to a specific culture, style, region, period and medium.


Videos - Book Reviews:

- The Art of Tantra. Philip Rawson. Thames & Hudson, 1973.
- Art of Tibet. Robert E. Fisher. Thames & Hudson, 1997.
- Tibetan Religious Art, (2 volumes). Dagyab Loden Sherab. Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz, 1977.
- Tibetan Painted Scrolls (3 volumes). G. Tucci.
- Tibetan Thangka Painting, Methods and Materials. Janice & David Jackson

- All Book Reviews
Essential Publications:

Tibetan Religious Art, (2 volumes). Loden Sherab Dagyab. Otto Harrasowitz, Wiesbaden, 1977 (Book Review).

Tibetan Painted Scrolls. Giuseppe Tucci. La Libreria dello Stato, Rome 1949. (Gallery Page).

Tibetan Thangka Painting. David and Janice Jackson, illustrated by Robert Beer. Serindia, London, 1984. (Book Review)

General Texts:

Tibetan Religious Art, (2 volumes). Loden Sherab Dagyab. Otto Harrasowitz, Wiesbaden, 1977

A History of Tibetan Painting, The Great Tibetan Painters and their Traditions. David Jackson. Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Wien, 1996. (See a selection of paintings).

Leaves From The Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th-12th centuries) and Its International Legacy. Susan L. Huntington and John C. Huntington. Seattle; London: The Dayton Art Institute, 1990.

Mystic Art of Ancient Tibet. Blanche Christine Olschak and Geshe Thupten Wangyal. George Allen & Unwin, 1973.

On the Path to Void, Buddhist Art of the Tibetan Realm. Edited by Pratapaditya Pal. Marg Publications, 1996.

Ruthless Compassion. Wrathful Deities in Early Indo-Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist Art. Rob Linrothe. Serindia Publications, London, 1999.

Sacred Visions Early Paintings from Central Tibet by Steven M. Kossak, Jane Casey Singer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. Book Review Video: Sacred Visions

The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet by David Weldon, Jane Casey Singer. 2000.

Tibet: Tradition & Change. Pratapaditya Pal, Albuquerque: The Albuquerque Museum, 1997.

Tibetan Art. Amy Heller. Antique Collector's Club. Suffolk, England, 1999.

Tibetan Art: Toward a Definition of Style by Jane Casey Singer, Philip Denwood. 1997.

Tibetan Thangka Painting. David and Janice Jackson, illustrated by Robert Beer. Serindia, London, 1984.

Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet. (Expanded edition). Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A.F. Thurman. Tibet House New York in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1996.

Jeff Watt 3-2003 [updated 8-2018, 10-2022]