Art and Architecture in Ladakh: Cross-cultural Transmissions in the Himalayas and Karakoram

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BRILL, May 8, 2014 - Art - 460 pages
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Art and Architecture in Ladakh presents the latest research on Ladakh’s varied cultural inheritance. Edited by Erberto Lo Bue and John Bray, the topics of the collection’s 17 papers range from prehistoric art to Buddhist murals and contemporary architectural conservation.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
New Discoveries and Documentation
15
Embedded in StoneEarly Buddhist Rock Art of Ladakh
35
Historic Ruins in the Gya Valley Eastern Ladakh and a Consideration of their Relationship to the History of Ladakh and Maryul
68
An Archaeological Account of Ten Ancient Painted Chortens in Ladakh and Zanskar
100
The Chorten mChod rten with the Secret Chamber near Nyarma
141
The Dating of the Sumtsek Temple at Alchi
159
The Iconography and the Historical Context of the Drinking Scene in the Dukhang at Alchi Ladakh
167
The Bar Do Thos Grol Illustrated As A Mural Painting
274
The Lost Paintings of Kesar
298
A Wall Painting in the New Du khang of Spituk dPe thub
314
From Benaras to LehThe Trade and Use of Silkbrocade
329
Conservation of Leh Old TownConcepts and Challenges
348
Analysis of Εarthen Βuilding Μaterial and Τraditional Constructions in the Western Himalayas
364
Conservation of Architectural Heritage in Ladakh
388
Bibliography
400

The Wood Carvings of Lachuse A Hidden Jewel of Early Mediaeval Ladakhi Art
191
A Rare Example of 15th Century Tibetan Painting from Ladakh
226
A Preliminary Historical and Architectural Analysis
254

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