Coming from India, yet having links with recent trends in Western art, Tantra combines eroticism, mathematics, magic and metaphysics in a view of life which offers a uniquely successful antidote to the anxieties of our time.
In this comprehensive survey of Tantric art, a lively text and a striking collection of illustrations show how Tantra invites us to follow its example through a meditative and visual exploration of the self and the world.
Philip Rawson was Keeper of the Gulbenkian Museum of Oriental Art at
the University of Durham. He was also an artist, teacher and author of
many books. He curated many exhibitions including an acclaimed Tantra
exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London.