The archaeology of Tibetan books /

The archaeology of Tibetan books /

"In The Archaeology of Tibetan Books, Agnieszka Helman-Ważny explores the varieties of artistic expression, materials, and tools that have shaped Tibetan books over the millennia. Digging into the history of the bookmaking craft, the author approaches these ancient texts primarily through the...

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Author / Creator:Helman-Ważny, Agnieszka, author.
Imprint:Leiden : Brill, 2014.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:Brill's Tibetan studies library, 1568-6183 ; volume 36
Brill's Tibetan studies library ; v. 36.
Subject:Books -- Tibet Region -- History.
Books -- Conservation and restoration -- Tibet Region -- History.
Bookbinding -- Tibet Region -- History.
Book design -- Tibet Region -- History.
Printing -- Tibet Region -- History.
Papermaking -- Tibet Region -- History.
Manuscripts, Tibetan -- History and criticism.
Archaeology and history -- Tibet Region.
Arts, Tibetan -- History.
Education.
Social Sciences.
Book Studies & Arts.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Publishing.
Antiquities.
Archaeology and history.
Arts, Tibetan.
Book design.
Bookbinding.
Books.
Books -- Conservation and restoration.
Manuscripts, Tibetan.
Papermaking.
Printing.
Tibet Region -- Antiquities.
China -- Tibet Region.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11276611
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ISBN:9789004275058
9004275053
1306976901
9781306976909
9789004275041
9004275045
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:"In The Archaeology of Tibetan Books, Agnieszka Helman-Ważny explores the varieties of artistic expression, materials, and tools that have shaped Tibetan books over the millennia. Digging into the history of the bookmaking craft, the author approaches these ancient texts primarily through the lens of their artistry, while simultaneously showing them as physical objects embedded in pragmatic, economic, and social frameworks. She provides analyses of several significant Tibetan books--which usually carry Buddhist teachings--including a selection of manuscripts from Dunhuang from the 1st millennium C.E., examples of illuminated manuscripts from Western and Central Tibet dating from the 15th century, and fragments of printed Tibetan Kanjurs from as early as 1410. This detailed study of bookmaking sheds new light on the books' philosophical meanings"--Provided by publisher
"In The Archaeology of Tibetan Books, Agnieszka Helman-Waz⁺јny explores the varieties of artistic expression, materials, and tools that have shaped Tibetan books over the millennia. Digging into the history of the bookmaking craft, the author approaches these ancient texts primarily through the lens of their artistry, while simultaneously showing them as physical objects embedded in pragmatic, economic, and social frameworks. She provides analyses of several significant Tibetan books--which usually carry Buddhist teachings--including a selection of manuscripts from Dunhuang from the 1st millennium C.E., examples of illuminated manuscripts from Western and Central Tibet dating from the 15th century, and fragments of printed Tibetan Kanjurs from as early as 1410. This detailed study of bookmaking sheds new light on the books' philosophical meanings"--Provided by publisher
Other form:Print version: Helman-Ważny, Agnieszka. Archaeology of Tibetan books 9789004275041
Standard no.:10.1163/9789004275058.