Awaken : A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment - the exhibition catalogue from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Awaken : A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

Regular price £34.95

This exhibition catalogue for a show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents spectacular Himalayan art and explores the philosophical tenets encoded in its imagery. Taking as its theme, the universally accessible experience of Awakening, the book's main text leads readers along an immersive journey of self-discovery, aided by a virtual guide, or lama, and traditional art meant to support meditative practice. Complementary essays examine Tibetan Buddhism's ritual tools, paintings, symbolic imagery, and artistic traditions.

Beautiful colour images of all artworks, including three by contemporary Nepalese-American artist Tsherin Sherpa, and selected important details enhance our understanding of their complex iconography.

Due for publication in April and available for pre-order.

  • Authors: John Henry Rice and Jeffrey Durham
  • Hardcover: 256 pages | 230 colour and black and white illustrations
  • Date published: April 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0300244656
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 24.1 cm