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Art and the Architecture

Product ID: 9780231134712
Book Name: Tibetan Renaissance; Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture
Author Name: Ronald M. Davidson
Price: USD 40
Description:

How did a society on the edge of collapse and dominated by wandering bands of armed men give way to a vibrant Buddhist culture, led by yogins and scholars? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the translation and spread of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically shaped Tibetan society and led to its rise as the center of Buddhist culture throughout Asia, replacing India as the perceived source of religious ideology and tradition

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Product ID: 9780295990293
Book Name: The Antiquity of Nepalese Wood Carving: A Reassessment [Hardcover]
Author Name: Mary Slusser & Paul Jett
Price: USD 85
Description:

The Antiquity of Nepalese Wood Carving: A Reassessment [Hardcover] Mary Slusser (Author), Paul Jett (Author)

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Product ID: 9780500289617
Book Name: The Dalai Lamas Secret Temple
Author Name: Ian A. Baker (Author), Thomas Laird
Price: USD 84
Description:

The chapel was reserved exclusively for the Dalai Lamas as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, and for centuries the murals guided them in mystical contemplation. On a willow-covered island in a sacred pond behind Tibet\s Potala Palace is a pagoda-roofed temple that was built in the eighteenth century. Unknown artists created a series of mysterious paintings on the walls of the temple’s private chapel, and these masterpieces of Tibetan art are reproduced in this extraordinary publication. The chapel…

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Product ID: 97808980000337
Book Name: Light of the Valley
Author Name: Tsering Palmo Gellek/ Padma Dorje Maitland
Price: USD 80
Description:

Perched on a small hillock in the center of the Kathmandu Valley, Svayambhu, with its majestic white dome and resplendent golden spire, stands as a beacon of light. Legend has it that Svayambhu magically appeared in the center of a giant lake as a beautiful lotus radiating light. In order to protect the pristine self-arisen lotus, it was encased in a sacred structure. Visited every year by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, the Stupa is a living monument, a source…

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Product ID: 9780906026588
Book Name: Patan Museum: The Transformation of a Royal Palace in Nepal
Author Name: Hagmuller Gotz
Price: USD 75
Description:

The Patan Museum, a former palace of the late Malla dynasty of the Kathmandu Valley, was restored and adapted over a period of 15 years and completed in 1997 with professional and financial assistance from the Austrian Government. Set in one of the worlds most beautiful squares, it was conceived not only to display a collection of artifacts as a showcase for the cultural legacy of Nepal but also to celebrate the Malla-period palace itself. Götz Hagmüller, who directed the…

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Product ID: 9780975373491
Book Name: Kalacakra and the Tibetan Calendar
Author Name: Edward Henning
Price: USD 50
Description:

Kalacakra and The Tibetan Calendar describes the contents of current Tibetan almanacs from basic mathematics to symbolic and historical information. Essential for understanding the Kalacakra Tantras first chapter, this book describes the origin of the calendrical systems in this Tantra and translates and elucidates the relevant sections from its famous commentary, the Vimalaprabha. The main calendars in use in Tibet today have remained unchanged since the 15th century, when lamas i several different traditions tried to make sense of the…

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Product ID: 9780984519071
Book Name: Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School (Masterworks of Tibetan Painting)
Author Name: David Jackson (Author), Christian Luczanits (Contributor)
Price: USD 180
Description:

Though the Drigung Kagyu was one of the most prominent and powerful schools of Tibetan Buddhism during its early period (12th - 14th century), its art is still relatively poorly known, even among Tibetans. With its mother monastery destroyed twice, once in the late 13th century and again during the Great Cultural Revolution, much of the art was lost or dispersed. The iconography of the Drigung School is examined with regard to its three main periods - early, middle, and…

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Product ID: 9781590203101
Book Name: A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection of Tibetan Sacred Art
Author Name: Marylin Rhie (Author), Robert Thurman (Author), John Bigelow Taylor (Photographer)
Price: USD 60
Description:

A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection of Tibetan Sacred Art by Marylin Rhie (Author), Robert Thurman (Author)

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Product ID: 9781932476545
Book Name: Architecture of the Newars (3 Volumes)
Author Name: Niels Gutschow
Price: USD 750
Description:

"A detailed study and documentation of the architecture of the Newars, the ethnic inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Includes a history of the architecture, building typologies, and detailed measured drawings."--Publisher\\'s description.

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Product ID: 9782953485509
Book Name: Himalayas : Art And Shamans Volume 2
Author Name: Liliane Et Michel Durand-Dessert, Eric Chazot
Price: USD 140
Description:

Himalayas: Art And Shaman by Liliane Et Michel Durand-Dessert, Eric Chazot

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Product ID: 9783869225227
Book Name: Bhaktapur - Nepal: Urban Space and Ritual
Author Name: Niels Gutschow
Price: USD 175
Description:

As one of the three royal centres of the Kathmandu Valley in the Nepalese Himalayas, Bhaktapur is a thriving city with some 40,000 inhabitants. Over almost two millenia, its original inhabitants of the valley, the Newars, have shaped a unique urban culture that preserved a pre-industrial lifestyle until the middle of the twentieth century. The city’s festivals punctuate the calendar in such a way that urban space turns into a stage for quite a number of civic performances.…

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Product ID: 9788173055157
Book Name: Naga in Indian Iconography and Art
Author Name: R.K. Sharma
Price: USD 130
Description:

Dr. R.K. Sharma (b. 1932), Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jabalpur (M.P.), retired in 1992. His contribution to the cause of Indian archaeology in general and archaeology of Madhya Pradesh in particular is widely acclaimed. His prestigious publications include: Madhya Pradesh evam Chhattisgarh ke Puratattva ka Sandarbh Granth (Bhopal, 1974, 2010); The Temple of Chausatha Yogini at Bheraghat (Delhi, 1978); Art of the Paramaras…

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Product ID: 9788173055287
Book Name: The Silk Road: Trade, Caravanserais, Cultural Exchanges and Power Games
Author Name: Haidar Mansura
Price: USD 51
Description:

The Silk Road: Trade, Caravanserais, Cultural Exchanges and Power Games by Haidar Mansura

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Product ID: 9788174368881
Book Name: Himalayan Style
Author Name: Thomas L. Kelly And Claire Burket
Price: USD 50
Description:

Covering ancient Himalayan architecture, recent projects in restoration and new directions in building and crafts, the photographer and author demonstrate the tremendous vitality, range, and potential of Himalayan forms and designs. Himalayan Style contains a treasury of images, and with Burkerts eloquent prose, this book engages readers both familiar and new to the Himalayas. Himalayan Style begins by focusing on historic structures in Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Tibet that have been renovated and often adapted for new purposes. Style is…

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Product ID: 9788190818100
Book Name: Alchi
Author Name: Nawang Tsering
Price: USD 72
Description:

The Monasteries of Ladakh have been sanctuaries of Buddhist learning as well as repositories of Buddhist arts and artifacts, both imported and indigenously created. In ancient times when Kashmir was the Buddhist land, Buddhism reached Ladakh and, ever since Buddhism continues uninterruptedly there even after its disappearance from Kashmir and the setbacks it suffered in Tibet, the two main regions of Buddhist knowledge and arts in the Himalayas. The existing Monasteries of Ladakh fortunately posses hundreds of Buddhist artifacts from…

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Product ID: 9788816690042
Book Name: Tibetan Art: Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals...
Author Name: Amy Heller
Price: USD 170
Description:

The subtitle of this book is Tracing the Development of Spiritual Ideals and Art in Tibet 600-2000 A.D. and in it Amy Heller places the artwork within its historic, social and religious context, utilising in situ photographs from Tibet. She incorporates the latest research material and features works of international renown as well as those that have never been published. The author approaches Tibetan art through the religious anthropology of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Art will provide accessible and valuable information…

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Product ID: 9788881182091
Book Name: Tabo: A Lamp for the Kingdom
Author Name: Deborah Klimburg-Salter
Price: USD 130
Description:

The monastery of Tabo lies in northern India in the secluded Spiti valley, which was at one time part of the ancient kingdom of Western Tibet. The oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in India and the Himalayas, Tabo\s historical role as an intermediary between India and Tibet and the extraordinary beauty of its frescoes make it a place of unique importance. The main temple of Tabo is one of the masterpieces of Indian and Tibetan art. Built in 996 and…

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Product ID: 9788881182091
Book Name: Tabo: A Lamp for the Kingdom
Author Name: Deborah Klimburg-Salter
Price: USD 130
Description:

The monastery of Tabo lies in northern India in the secluded Spiti valley, which was at one time part of the ancient kingdom of Western Tibet. The oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in India and the Himalayas, Tabo\s historical role as an intermediary between India and Tibet and the extraordinary beauty of its frescoes make it a place of unique importance. The main temple of Tabo is one of the masterpieces of Indian and Tibetan art. Built in 996 and…

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Product ID: 9789380009742
Book Name: Kashmir Sculptures
Author Name: J.L. Bhan
Price: USD 250
Description:

About the book: Kashmir occupies a central position in Asia with its borders touching Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Tibet. This gave rise to the rich cultural matrix in the valley, including religion, philosophy, literature, history, music, fine arts and aesthetics. There has been continuous sculptural activity in the region spanning over a period of thousand years. Despite the rich treasure trove of Kashmiri sculptural images and their most distinctive regional style, a very little research work is done in this…

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Product ID: 9789382993995
Book Name: Taming Tibet: Landscape Transfomation and the Gift Of Chinese Development
Author Name: Emily T. Yeh
Price: USD 20
Description:

The violent protests in Lhasa in 2008 against Chinese rule were met by disbelief and anger on the part of Chinese citizens and state authorities, perplexed by Tibetans apparent ingratitude for the generous provision of development. In Taming Tibet, Emily T. Yeh examines how Chinese development projects in Tibet served to consolidate state space and power. Drawing on sixteen months of ethnographic fieldwork between 2000 and 2009, Yeh traces how the transformation of the material landscape of Tibet between the…

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