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Himalayan Style

 
Thomas L. Kelly (Author) Claire Burkert (Author)
Synopsis

A journey through the elements of Himalayan style .Examples of architecture, sacred spaces amd interiors found in the regions of Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and India .Features a foreword by acclaimed Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman Photographer Thomas L. Kelly and author Claire Burkert present a journey through the elements of Himalayan style focusing on the regions of Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and India. The spirit of the place is portrayed in the stupas, chaityas, and prayer walls and flags. The forms of sacred space are represented in the dzongs, monasteries and temples. The style of priests, kings, and common man are represented in the dwellings that house them. The journey concludes with visions of the new Himalayan design. Exquisite examples of vernacular architecture, sacred spaces and interiors found in Tibet, India, Bhutan and Nepal are presented among unique chapters on contemporary style and Himalayan museums, gardens, private homes and fine crafts. A foreword by acclaimed Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman calls attention to the spiritual foundations of Himalayan aesthetics."

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About the author

Thomas L. Kelly

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and educated at University of Chicago and Rome, Thomas L. Kelly first went to Nepal in 1978 as a Peace Corps volunteer, and has since worked as a photo-activist, documenting the struggles of marginalized people and disappearing cultural traditions all over the world. His work has appeared in publications worldwide, including national Geographic, Newsweek, The New York Times, natural History, Smithsonian, Le Figaro, and Sternand geo. Apart from photography, he has produced and directed films and videos on a number of social issues. Kelly lives in Kathmandu with his wife and children.

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Bibliographic information

Title Himalayan Style
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Lustre Press
Language: English
isbn 9788174368881
length 303p., Illustrations; Colour; Maps; 29cm.