Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture In Secular And Religious Life
Editor: David Kamansky
Wooden Wonders Tibetan Furniture In Secular And Religious Life, published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name held at the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena California. 359 pages with black & white and 200 plus color illustrations.
This catalogue encompasses masterpieces of Tibetan furniture design and decoration in all its forms and seeks to communicate both the aesthetic significance and also the important role these pieces have played in daily and spiritual life of the Tibetan people. The 148 exhibits have been drawn from a large group of public and private collections in the western United States. There are eleven essays from a team of curators, scholars and writers, and each piece is accompanied by details of type, date, dimensions and description of decoration and materials. With exceptional color photography, glossary of terms and bibliography.
Contents include – Tibetan Furniture: Construction, Form and Function; Some Links Between Tibetan furniture, Wall Mural and Thangka Painting; A Multi-Faceted Relationship: Textiles and Tibetan Painted Furniture; The Tibeto-Newar furniture of Kyirong; Tibetan Tables: The Evolution of Style and Function; The Stanford Table: A Fifteenth-Century Lama Table; The Power and Purpose of Tibetan Furniture: A Collector’s Experience; Catalogue, glossary of terms, bibliography, Carbon 14 analysis, index.
Hardcover with jacket. A new, unread, book with very light wear to jacket and edges. 11 by .5 inches.