TITLE

ART FOR CONTEMPLATION: Reflections on Tibetan Design

AUTHOR(S)
Pollen, Jason
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Surface Design Journal;Fall96, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The article offers the author's views on different aspects of Tibetan design. He says that the "Buddha" style is associated with the color blue, representing spaciousness, and symbolized by the wheel and its center point, indicating the path toward enlightenment. He remarks that the "Padma" style is associated with the color red, the lotus and the west, while the "Karma" style is associated with the color green, a sword. He also talks about the rooftop designs of several Buddhist monasteries.
ACCESSION #
40085854

 

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