Saturday, August 6, 2016

Buddhist Art: Adult Coloring Books Serving Niche Groups

By  Kimberly Winston
It is hard to walk into a grocery store, drugstore, gas station or gift shop without seeing a display of adult coloring books. The trend has since expanded — “niched out,” in publishing-speak. The niching out of religion-themed books has gone beyond Christian coloring books to minority religions. “Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2” by Robert Beer offers 50 detailed images of gods, goddesses, Buddhas and bodhisattvas — enlightened beings — from Tibetan Buddhism. Each subject gets a single page facing a full page of small motifs drawn from Tibetan textiles and art. A bonus section offers biographies of each figure. [link]

Robert Beer offers pictures of Buddhist luminaries in “Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2.” RNS photo by Kimberly Winston