The Cultural Monuments of Tibet: The Central Regions, 2 Vols

By: Michael Henss

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The only work of its kind, this comprehensive and systematic two-volume publication examines 1,400 years of Tibet's cultural heritage in art and architecture. Focusing on Central and Southern Tibet, these two beautifully illustrated volumes are the product not only of years of scholarship but also, importantly, of the many visits and field research trips the author made over the last twenty-five years. Providing a fundamental work of reference, they include over 1,000 illustrations, most of them recent photographs by the author, and many rare and previously unpublished historical photographs, as well as over 100 architectural plans and drawings. Detailed descriptions and interpretations of the buildings, art, and furnishings of all major monasteries and significant secular buildings, as well as numerous references to both historical Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Chinese texts and to works of scholarly research in the West and in China, make this work a unique source of information for both the specialist and the general reader. This extensive documentation on the sacred art and monuments of Buddhist Tibet also provides a deeply researched history of the cultural and religious circumstances in which the sites and relics were created Printed Pages: 780.

Title: The Cultural Monuments of Tibet: The Central Regions, 2 Vols

Author Name: Michael Henss

Categories: Himalayas, India, Art & Art History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Munich, Germany, Prestel: 2014

ISBN: 3791351583

ISBN 13: 9783791351582

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 037934

Keywords: Central Monuments Tibet