DESCRIPTION: “Tibetan Art: Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet, 600 – 2000 AD” is a treasure trove of the creativity Tibet has harbored over the centuries. Amy Heller places Tibetan art into an historical and social setting, and has richly illustrated this work with over 120 color and 147 black and white photographs. Heller shows how the aesthetics of Buddhism, monasteries, Dali Lamas, renowned artists and outside influences, together with the country’s topography, have over the centuries all played a part in the development of artistic styles. The readable text adds greatly to the enjoyment of the art itself. A fine addition to anyone's Asian library, either specialist or beginner. Published by Editorials Jaca Book SpA, Milan, Italy; 1999 edition, hardcover with dust jacket, 239 pages; excellent, almost new condition. DIMENSIONS: 12 ¼” (31 cm) x 9 ½” (24 cm).