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Bhutan

Author: Michael HawleyChoki Lhamo KakaGyelsey LodayChristopher NewellDavid MacaulayAll authors
Publisher: [Cambridge, Mass. (101 3rd St., Cambridge, MA, 02141)] : Friendly Planet, Distributed by Amazon via FedEx, (Printed in Cambridge, Mass. : [MIT] ; Charlestown, Mass. : Hand-bound by Acme Bookbinding) 2003 : 2004 ;
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Limited ed., copy no. 46 of 500, [1st ed., library binding]View all editions and formats
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Teams from MIT and Friendly Planet took over 40,000 photographs on four expeditions across the country. Local students joined these ambitious trips and helped with the photography. Approximately 100 images were chosen and loosely follow these journeys. Portraits of people are life-size (or bigger). Panoramas convey some of the staggering sweep of the mountains and the awesome ancient architecture. "Bhutan" begins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Photographs
Digital prints
Named Person: Michael Hawley; Michael Hawley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hawley; Choki Lhamo Kaka; Gyelsey Loday; Christopher Newell; David Macaulay; Friendly Planet (Organization),; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory,
ISBN: 0974246905 9780974246901 0974246913 9780974246918 0974246921 9780974246925
OCLC Number: 55206531
Notes: Map on endpapers : "The Kingdom of Bhutan drawn by David Macaulay, Bristol, Rhode Island, September 21, 2003."
" ... printed using the HP DesignJet 5500PS ..."--Colophon.
"Specifications: Size: Open image area 60 x 80 in.; closed--60 x 42 in. [x 6 in.]; Weight: --110 lbs.; Imagery: Canon EOS-1v, D60, L-series lenses, Fuji RVP-35 film; Printing: museum-quality fine-art prints with HP DesignJet; ... 2,000 square feet of printed surface, estimated color life:>100 years; Binding: ... cloth ("library") or leather (museum) bound, reinforced corners, gold embossed, hand-built ..."--Publisher's press release.
Credits: Photographers: Carolyn Bess, Sandy Choi, Dorji Drukpa, Michael Hawley, Becky Hurwitz, Choki Lhamo Kaka, Gyelsey Loday, Christopher Newell, David Salesin, Ming Zhang; illustrator, David Macaulay; editor, Christopher Newell.
Event notes: Images taken throughout Bhutan on expeditions from 1998-2002.
GPS recorded for every shot digitally stamped with precise GPS and atlas information.
Awards: Guinness World Records largest published book, weighs 133 lb. (60.32 kg.), measures 5 ft. (1.52 m.) high, 7 ft. (2.13 m.) wide and was unveiled in New York, USA on December 15, 2003.
Description: 116 unnumbered pages : all color illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 154 x 118 x 16 cm
Contents: I. By helicopter via Trongsa to Phongmey: the journey begins --
II. Blessings and Tsechu festivals in Phongmey --
III. By road to Mongar and Jakar --
IV. Trongsa: in the heart of Bhutan --
V. From Trongsa to Punakha: home of the Monk Body --
VI. Thimphu: the kingdom's capital --
VII. A trek to Jhomolhari --
VIII. The climb to Taktsang --
IX. Memories of Paro --
Colophon --
Credits.
Responsibility: conceived, designed and produced by Michael Hawley.
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Teams from MIT and Friendly Planet took over 40,000 photographs on four expeditions across the country. Local students joined these ambitious trips and helped with the photography. Approximately 100 images were chosen and loosely follow these journeys. Portraits of people are life-size (or bigger). Panoramas convey some of the staggering sweep of the mountains and the awesome ancient architecture. "Bhutan" begins with an atlas of the country, created by renowned artist and author David Macaulay expressly for this book.

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