Our Collection

  • India Photographs and Prints

    Being offered are early black and white photogravures of the temples and their sculptural interiors by Martin Hurlimann, plus a collection of older devotional god and goddess prints. For an interesting short introduction to the subject see this Art in America article, which leads to the site Om from India with a superb early collection. For more on the work of Ravi Varma this Bangalore collectors website is very informative, together with his site on later Indian calendar artists.  The title Gods in Print available on this website is a very well illustrated volume on the subject.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 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

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.

Asia Fine Books also carries a collection of antique postcards and laser and silver gelatin prints of scenes in Cambodia and India from the beginning of the last century.

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.