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Author Baker, Ian, 1957-

Title The Dalai Lama's secret temple : Tantric wall paintings from Tibet / text by Ian A. Baker ; photographs by Thomas Laird ; introduction by Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
Published New York : Thames & Hudson, 2000


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Description 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Summary "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 Lama, whose commentary on specific images enriches this work immeasurably, the book is further embellished by lively ink brush drawings by contemporary Tibetan masters." "The detail, color and impact of this treasure of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality can at last be experienced outside the Lukhang's secret chapel."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Issued also in British ed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [101]-112)
Notes English and Tibetan
Subject Potala (Lhasa, China)
Tantric-Buddhist mural painting and decoration -- China -- Lhasa.
Mural painting and decoration, Tibetan -- China -- Lhasa.
Mural painting and decoration -- China -- Lhasa.
Author Laird, Thomas, 1953-
LC no. 00100630
ISBN 0500510032
Other Titles Tantric wall paintings from Tibet