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The Dalai Lama's secret temple : Tantric wall paintings from Tibet

Author: Ian Baker; Thomas Laird
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the heart of this book are 150 color photographs of the Lukhang temple and its murals, taken in the most challenging conditions by photographer Thomas Laird. Ian Baker's text, which places these remarkable works within their historical, cultural and artistic context, is augmented by translations of the original Tibetan inscriptions that accompany many of the wall paintings. Introduced by His Holiness the Dalai  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Baker; Thomas Laird
ISBN: 0500510032 9780500510032 9780500289617 0500289611
OCLC Number: 45679921
Language Note: English and Tibetan.
Notes: Issued also in British ed.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Responsibility: text by Ian A. Baker ; photographs by Thomas Laird ; introduction by Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet.

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A treasury of Tibetan Buddhist art exists in the form of Tantric wall paintings located in the private chapel of an island temple built by the Sixth Dalai Lama. The Lukhang murals were designed to  Read more...

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