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Alchi : treasure of the Himalayas

Author: Peter Van Ham; Amy Heller
Publisher: Munich : Hirmer Publishers, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world - famous Buddhist monastery of Alchi lies at 3,500 metres in Ladakh (Northwest India) and is the best - preserved temple complex in the Himalayas. Inside it houses thousands of rare and incomparable paintings and sculptures dating back to 11th - century Western Tibet. For the first and only time in their history the Dalai Lama has authorised their comprehensive Alchi was proposed for inclusion in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Van Ham; Amy Heller
ISBN: 9783777430935 3777430935
OCLC Number: 1085193595
Description: 1 volume : illustrations
Responsibility: Peter van Ham, Amy Heller, Likir Monastery ; foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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The world - famous Buddhist monastery of Alchi lies at 3,500 metres in Ladakh (Northwest India) and is the best - preserved temple complex in the Himalayas. Inside it houses thousands of rare and incomparable paintings and sculptures dating back to 11th - century Western Tibet. For the first and only time in their history the Dalai Lama has authorised their comprehensive Alchi was proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1996. It provides fascinating insight into the spiritual and secular life of medieval Kashmir and West ern Tibet. Its influence extends from India and Tibet across Central Asia and Iran as far as ancient Greece. The photographs were produced in the highest possible digital resolution by Peter van Ham using a special camera; they capture the miniature - like d elicacy and broad range of colour of the originals with a unique wealth of detail. In cooperation with the renowned Tibetologist Amy Heller and her pioneering deciphering of the complicated inscriptions of Alchi, van Ham has succeeded in producing a unique and highly fascinating cultural document.

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