Tantra, Jain & Ritual Art from India
Angela Koo (Ed.)
Tantra—a term known in the West for its associations with sex, magic and esoteric mysticism—has had an impact on religions and philosophies including Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Jainism, Vajrayana, Bönpo and Ayurveda. The philosophy of Tantra claims that reality (prakriti) is pure consciousness, pure being, pure bliss. It’s a reality that is, however, veiled by illusion (maya). Through purification, elevation and reaffirmation of identity, Tantra aims to help us return to an unadulterated state of being. This beautifully illustrated catalog accompanies an exquisite exhibition of 90 tantric and Jain objects, paintings, manuscripts and drawings. The book contains two specially-commissioned articles by Madhu Khanna and Alexander Gorlizki, and a contribution by William Dalrymple. It was co-published by Joost van den Bergh Ltd. and Ridinghouse on the occasion of the 2016 exhibition Magic Markings in London. Magic Markings is an engaging step outside the contemporary world.
9 x 11 in. / 88 pp / 95 color
Retail Price: $29.95
JOOST VAN DEN BERGH LTD., LONDON