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Art and Architecture in Ladakh

Lo Bue, Erberto F. [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Art and Architecture in Ladakh : Cross-cultural Transmissions in the Himalayas and Karakoram / ed. by Erberto Lo Bue and John Bray. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014. - xxi, 438 S. : zahlr. Ill., graph. Darst., Kt. - (Brill's Tibetan studies library ; 35)
ISBN 978-90-04-27178-4
EUR 149,00 / US$ 194,00
ISBN 978-90-04-27180-7 (Online-Ausg.)
DOI: 10.1163/9789004271807
DDC: 709.546

Art and Architecture in Ladakh shows how the region’s cultural development has been influenced by its location across the great communications routes linking India with Tibet and Central Asia. Edited by Erberto Lo Bue and John Bray, the collection contains 17 research papers by experienced international art historians and architectural conservationists, as well as emerging scholars from Ladakh itself. Their topics range widely over time, from prehistoric rock art to mediaeval Buddhist stupas and wall paintings, as well as early modern castle architecture, the inter-regional trade in silk brocades, and the challenges of 21st century conservation. Taken together, these studies complement each other to provide a detailed view of Ladakh’s varied cultural inheritance in the light of the latest research. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Contributors. vii
List of Illustrations. xii
Erberto Lo Bue and John Bray:
Introduction. 1
1. Tashi Ldawa Thsangspa:
Ancient Petroglyphs of Ladakh: New Discoveries and Documentation. 15
2. Phuntsog Dorjay:
Embedded in Stone: Early Buddhist Rock Art of Ladakh. 35
3. Neil and Kath Howard:
Historic Ruins in the Gya Valley, Eastern Ladakh, and a Consideration of Their Relationship to the History of Ladakh and Maryul. With an Appendix on the War of Tsede (rTse lde) of Guge in 1083 CE by Philip Denwood. 68
4. Quentin Devers, Laurianne Bruneau and Martin Vernier:
An Archaeological Account of Ten Ancient Painted Chortens in Ladakh and Zanskar. 100
5. Gerald Kozicz:
The Chorten (mChod rten) with the Secret Chamber near Nyarma. 141
6. Philip Denwood:
The Dating of the Sumtsek Temple at Alchi. 159
7. Marjo Alafouzo:
The Iconography and the Historical Context of the Drinking Scene in the Dukhang at Alchi, Ladakh. 167
8. Heinrich Poell:
The Wood Carvings of Lachuse. A Hidden Jewel of Early Mediaeval Ladakhi Art. 191
9. Chiara Bellini:
The mGon khang of dPe thub (Spituk): A Rare Example of 15th Century Tibetan Painting from Ladakh. 226
10. Kacho Mumtaz Ali Khan, John Bray, Quentin Deves and Martin Vernier:
Chigtan Castle and Mosque: A Preliminary Historical and Architectural Analysis. 254
11. Kristin Blancke:
Lamayuru (Ladakh)—Chenrezik Lhakang: The Bar Do Thos Grol Illustrated as a Mural Painting. 274
12. John Bray:
The Lost Paintings of Kesar. 298
13. Filippo Lunardo:
Tshogs zhing: a Wall Painting in the New 'Du khang of Spituk (dPe thub). 314
14. Monisha Ahmed:
From Benaras to Leh: The Trade and Use of Silk-brocade. 329
15. André Alexander and Andreas Catanese:
Conservation of Leh Old Town: Concepts and Challenges. 348
16. Hubert Feiglstorfer:
Revealing Traditions in Earthen Architecture: Analysis of Earthen Building Material and Traditional Constructions in the Western Himalayas. 364
17. John Harrison:
Conservation of Architectural Heritage in Ladakh. 388
Bibliography. 400
Index. 428


ERBERTO LO BUE did research in Ladakh since 1978. He taught Indian and Central Asian Art History, and Tibetan as Associate Professor at Bologna University. His publications, including Wonders of Lo (Marg, 2010), are related chiefly to Tibetan and Himalayan art.
JOHN BRAY is President of the International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS). His earlier publications include Ladakhi Histories (Brill, 2005), as well as research papers in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Zentralasiatische Studien and The Tibet Journal.

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