Museum Fünf Kontinente, Maximilianstraße 42, Munich (DE)
Book launch and talk: May 4, 7 pm
Hailing from the cultural realm of India, the mandala serves as a meditation aid and at the same time reflects an ancient symbolism of strictly geometric basic forms accompanied by an interpretation of its sacred content. Based on masterpieces from renowned museums and private collections and illustrated in fascinating photographs of unique buildings and rituals, Mandala – In Search of Enlightenment offers an impressive first analysis of the phenomenon of sacred geometry in art and architecture and their underlying ideologies.
Peter van Ham, SPIEGEL bestselling author, photographer and curator, is known for his numerous publications, exhibitions, and TV appearances on India, Tibet, and the Himalayas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic and Royal Geographical Societies in London and the Explorer Club in New York. He has been tracing the world’s spiritual traditions for the last thirty-five years.
The event is a cooperation with the Museum Fünf Kontinente.