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Seeing Into Stone: Pre-Buddhist Petroglyphs and Zangskar's Early Inhabitants

 
Rob Linrothe (Author)
Synopsis

Petroglyphs-drawings on rock-are the earliest and richest traces of human culture in Zangskar, a distinctive region of the Western Himalayas. This volume is richly illustrated with original photographs taken in Zangskar and neighboring regions documenting the locations and detailsof these enigmatic rock carvings. The photographs represent more than twenty years of fieldwork in Zangskar. These drawings on stone once provided a visual legacy in the landscape of contemporary Zangksar is with their economy mixing agriculture and herding, but are fast disappearing with the destructive expansion of road-building and neglect. Besides more than 150 illustrations, the book comes with a DVD with an additional 143 color illustrations.

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About the author

Rob Linrothe

Rob Linrothe trained as an art historian at the university of Chicago, where he received his PhD in 1992. Since 2010 he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern niversity, Evanston, illinious, USA.

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Title Seeing Into Stone: Pre-Buddhist Petroglyphs and Zangskar's Early Inhabitants
Author Rob Linrothe
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.11.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Studio Orientalia
Language: English
isbn 8192450287, 9788192450285
length xx+218p., Full of Colour Illustrations; 22 x 28cm.