Our Collection

  • Nepal and Tibet

    Nepal and Tibet

    The arts of Nepal are based both in Buddhism and Hinduism, and this small country found in the heart of the Himalayas is said to be the home of the gods. Nepal and Tibet share a similar artistic heritage in their painted thangkas, yet their sculptural styles in both bronze and wood have very distinct identities with Nepal having an emphasis perhaps on the gentler side of Hinduism and Buddhism, Tibetan art concentrating as much on the darker and more wrathful side of the Gods. Outstanding collections of Tibetan art can be found at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. For an extensive Himalayan collection see Yale University’s online website

  • Cambodia Art and Architecture

    With photographic and scholarly studies on the magnificent 12th century temple complex at Angkor Wat and the Bayon. Together with illustrated volumes on the arts, ceramics, dance and sculpture. For outstanding collections of Khmer art visit the websites of the Musee Guimet  and the National Museum of Cambodia.

    The website at Oriental Architecture offers a good overview of the temple complexes of Cambodia.

     

Asia Fine Books began an exclusively online business in the fall of 2000, with a concentration on rare, reference and selected general interest books on the art and architecture of Asia including China, India, Japan, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia, with a special interest in the arts of Cambodia. We are a member of the IOBA, Independent Online Booksellers Association. The majority of the books in inventory are rare and now out of print. Quality newer titles are included in inventory as they are released, grouped under the subject area and not gathered separately.

Always accepting single volumes and collections in the field of Asian art and history. I will take your books on consignment and try to get the very best price for you based on value.