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Author Van Ham, Peter, author, photographer.

Title Alchi : treasure of the Himalayas : Ladakh's Buddhist masterpiece / Peter van Ham ; with Amy Heller & Likir Monastery ; with a foreword by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Publication Info. Munich, Germany : Hirmer Verlag, [2018]
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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  726.143 VAN    DUE 12-01-20
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Description 422 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-418).
Summary "Alchi, 1996 für das UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe vorgeschlagen, gewährt in seinen Kunstwerken faszinierende Einblicke in das geistliche und weltliche Leben des mittelalterlichen Kaschmirs und Westtibets. Deren Einflüsse reichen von Indien und Tibet über Zentralasien und den Iran bis ins antike Griechenland. Die von Peter van Ham mit einer Spezialkamera in weltweit höchstmöglicher digitaler Auflösung angefertigten Fotografien fangen in einzigartigem Detailreichtum die miniaturähnliche Feinheit und grosse farbliche Bandbreite der Originale ein. In Kooperation mit der renommierten Tibetologin Amy Heller und deren bahnbrechender Entschlüsselung der komplizierten Inschriften Alchis gelingt ihm ein einmaliges, höchst faszinierendes Kulturdokument"--Publisher's website.
The world-famous Buddhist monastery of Alchi in Ladakh, India, is the best-preserved temple complex in the Himalayas. Proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1998, the monastery's artworks reveal influences from India and Tibet across Central Asia and Iran, even as far back as Ancient Greece. Housing thousands of rare paintings and sculptures from the area dating back to the eleventh century, it provides fascinating insight into the spiritual and secular life of medieval Kashmir and Western Tibet.
Contents Foreword by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama -- Introducing the sanctuaries : specialities, singularities, peculiarities -- Surrounding the sanctuaries : mountains, deserts, valleys -- Founding the sanctuaries : backgrounds, reasons, consequences -- Dating the sanctuaries : evidence, oppositions, proof -- Structuring the sanctuaries : programs, stories, icons -- Dressing the sanctuaries : styles, motifs, traits -- The Congregation Hall : Vairochana Temple, Dukhang -- The Three-Tier Temple : Sumtsek -- The first floor -- The second floor -- The ceiling -- The third floor -- The Temple of Wisdom : Manjushri Temple, Jampal Lhakhang -- The stupas : Chörten -- The other temples -- Other temples of the Dukhang complex -- The Translator's Temple : Lotsava Lhakhang -- The New Temple : Lhakhang Soma -- Inscribing the sanctuaries : dedications, enigmas, revelations -- Working on the sanctuaries : thanks, notes, scriptures -- Financial and technical support, colophon.
Subject Gsum-rtsegs (Temple : Alchi Gömpa, India) -- Pictorial works.
ʼDu-khaṅ (Temple : Alchi Gömpa, India) -- Pictorial works.
Buddhist mural painting and decoration -- India -- Alchi Gömpa -- Pictorial works.
Buddhist art -- India -- Alchi Gömpa -- Pictorial works.
Buddhist temples -- India -- Alchi Gömpa -- Pictorial works.
Art, Tibetan -- India -- Alchi Gömpa -- Pictorial works.
Alchi Gömpa (India) -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Heller, Amy, 1951- author.
Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- writer of foreword.
Klu-dgon-dgaʼ-ldan-dar-rgyas-gliṅ (Likir, India), contributor.
ISBN 9783777430935 (hardcover)
3777430935 (hardcover)

 
    
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