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Tibet : journey to the forbidden city : retracing the steps of Alexandra David-Néel

Author: Tiziana Baldizzone; Gianni Baldizzone; Valeria Manferto
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996.
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"Born in Paris in 1868, Alexandra David-Neel spent some thirteen years traveling though China and Tibet, walking unknown routes, discovering and photographing new cultures and people, and exploring their traditions and religious beliefs. "The land of the gentleman brigands" was the name she gave to an area in the far west of China, populated by fierce and dangerous tribes, through which she traveled several times in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Tiziana Baldizzone; Gianni Baldizzone; Alexandra David-Néel; Gianni Baldizzone; Tiziana Baldizzone; Alexandra David-Néel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tiziana Baldizzone; Gianni Baldizzone; Valeria Manferto
ISBN: 1556705115 9781556705113
OCLC Number: 36667329
Description: 160 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 col. map ; 37 cm.
Contents: Nomads of the Grassland Deserts --
The Sons of Gesar of Ling --
Horses of the Wind --
Winter in the Land of Snows --
In the Valleys of the Gyarongpas --
Mysteries of Tibet.
Responsibility: [text and photographs by] Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone ; [edited by Valeria Manferto De Fabianis].

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"Born in Paris in 1868, Alexandra David-Neel spent some thirteen years traveling though China and Tibet, walking unknown routes, discovering and photographing new cultures and people, and exploring their traditions and religious beliefs. "The land of the gentleman brigands" was the name she gave to an area in the far west of China, populated by fierce and dangerous tribes, through which she traveled several times in her attempts to reach Lhasa, the Forbidden City of Tibet." "Today, Alexandra David-Neel's photographs and the written accounts of her expeditions remain as testimony to her courage. But as she wrote at the time, she regretted that her pictures "would not convey the true colors of this wonderful land." Some 70 years later, photographers Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone traveled to Tibet to discover for themselves this fascinating land, to visit the same tribes, and to photograph the people and the landscapes - to "give color" to the impressions of Alexandra David-Neel. With more than 145 stunning illustrations, their book is a celebration of color, showing in marvelous detail the panoramic landscapes, the faces and expressions of individual people, and the splendid decoration of the costumes, as elaborate today as in the 1920s. This photographic pilgrimage journeys through both time and space to a land rarely seen by Western eyes."--BOOK JACKET.

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