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Body & Spirit : Tibetan Medical Paintings (Paperback)

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This book focuses on a set of contemporary medical paintings--tangkas--in the traditional technique by the Nepalese artist Romio Shrestha. The tangkas illuminate human anatomy and the causes and effects of illness, as well as their diagnosis and treatment. Most of the paintings consist of rows of small human figures, animals, plants, houses, landscapes, and demons and deities, depicting the rich complexity of human endeavor: farming, animal husbandry, personal hygiene, marriage, sex, birthing, fighting, sleeping, studying, and meditating. The thousands of small and large images were designed to add visual form to the technical information: an eye-pleasing teaching aid for medical students.


Publisher Univ of Washington Pr
Mfg Part# 9780295988696
SKU 210456616
Format Paperback
ISBN10 029598869X
Release Date 2/28/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0234
Publisher University of Washington Press
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