The Lhasa Atlas
Traditional Tibetan Architecture and TownscapeBook - 2001
Lhasa is the most impressive of the few surviving traditional urban centers of Tibet. Among its splendid buildings are the Potala Palace, the traditional seat of the Dalai Lamas, and the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred building in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan architecture is increasingly being recognized as one of the great architectural traditions of the world. The Lhasa Atlas surveys the topography, environment, historical development, buildings, and townscape of old Lhasa. It also introduces future plans and discusses some of the issues concerning the safeguarding of the historical townscape in the ongoing process of urban development.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; [New York?] : Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, 2001
Edition: 1st Shambala ed
Branch Call Number: 720.9515 L334L 2001
Characteristics: 180 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 x 29 cm