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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TIBETAN SYMBOLS AND MOTIFS, Beer, Robert
1 Beer, Robert ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TIBETAN SYMBOLS AND MOTIFS
Serindia Publications 2004 1932476105 / 9781932476101 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
This study of the sacred art of Tibet is the result of eight years of metic ulous brush drawing, and a life-time spent researching and reflecting upon the inner and often hidden meanings and origins encapsulated in this most c omplex of iconographical traditions. Several thousand individual drawings a rranged as a series of 169 plates illustrate the many variations in style a nd individual expression of these ritual objects. The text interweaves the origins, meanings and functions of these symbols, derived from India, Tibet and China, into a comprehensive tapestry 
Price: 11000.00 JPY
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ORIENTAL CARPET DESIGN: A GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL MOTIFS, PATTERNS AND SYMBOLS, Ford, P. R. J.
2 Ford, P. R. J. ORIENTAL CARPET DESIGN: A GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL MOTIFS, PATTERNS AND SYMBOLS
Thames & Hudson 2008 0500276641 / 9780500276648 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "One of the most useful books to cover the whole of the field...Mr. Ford is to be congratulated on having produced a work that should stand the test o f time."--Carpet Review Weekly In this comprehensive survey, P. R. J. Ford shows readers how to recognize the different structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets. The designs are grouped according to their e ssential characteristics. This approach illuminates the cultural background of each, revealing at once the similarities and the differences between th e various carpet-weaving areas Illustrations of modern types, with descriptions of their key characteristics--construction, materials, sizes, colors--and of the clues that establish a rug's precise origins, appear together with a balanced appraisal of the qualities of modern production from towns, villages, and tribal areas. Extensive cross-referencing and detailed indexes make this an invaluable reference guide for dealers and collectors, and for anyone who has an appreciation of and interest in rugs. 800+ illustrations and photographs, 400 in color 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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GREAT NATIONAL TREASURES OF CHINA, Inc, Heian International
3 Inc, Heian International GREAT NATIONAL TREASURES OF CHINA
National Palace Museum 1992 9575620860 / 9789575620868 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A tight clean hardcover,(In original slipcover) no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library edition: Great National Treasures of China Masterworks in the National Palace Museum. In English and Chinese. Full page color plates. Ceramics, Jewelry, Color and ink on silk, etc. (Revision) Third printing 1994. Published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. 
Price: 2000.00 JPY
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INDIA BAZAAR: VINTAGE INDIAN GRAPHICS (ICONS), Kumar, Bari
4 Kumar, Bari INDIA BAZAAR: VINTAGE INDIAN GRAPHICS (ICONS)
Taschen 2003 3822826189 / 9783822826188 Paperback Very Good 
The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. THAT'S INDIA FOR YOU!KNOWN AS "BAZAAR" OR "CALENDAR" ART, THESE GRAPHICS ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT INDIA ON POSTERS, PACKAGING, ADVERTISEMENTS, AND CALENDARS. THE COLORFUL PRINTS DEPICT SECULAR, RELIGIOUS, OR EVEN POLITICAL SCENES PEOPLED WITH ANIMALS, GODS, CHILDREN, WOMEN, AND HEROES. RECENTLY THEY'VE BECOME A HOT EXPORT AND HAVE MADE APPEARANCES ON CD COVERS, CLOTHING, AND FASHION ACCESSORIES AROUND THE GLOBE. PICK UP A COY OF INDIA BAZAAR TO CHECK OUT THE LIKES OF KRISHNA AND KALI, DULDUL AND BABA DEEP SINGH, THE IDEAL BOY, AND CHANDRA SHEKHAR AZAD IN THIS WACKY, MULTI-HUED COLLECTION OF CALENDAR ART. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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5 Scott, Hugh GOLDEN AGE OF CHINESE ART: THE LIVELY TANG DYNASTY
Tuttle Publishing 1981 0804802122 / 9780804802123 Hardcover F/F 
A wonderful tight clean copy, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this i s not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition,still protected in original slipcase; 191 pages, 24 color plates, 100 monochrome plates, chronological chart, no tes on the plates, glossary, bibliography, index, brown cloth over boards w ith embossing and gilt, pictorial dustjacket. Golden Age of Chinese Art: The Lively T'ang Dynasty 
Price: 1700.00 JPY
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