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Buddhist Himalayas Hardcover – Oct 16 2002


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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (Oct. 16 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810934892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810934894
  • Product Dimensions: 37.4 x 29.6 x 4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,383,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Paperback
The book is a collection of extraordinary shots which rarely can be seen in one place.
Book has everything: colors in shots, composition... this book is s must have for all Himalayan enthusiasts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "gsabino1" on April 22 2003
Format: Hardcover
The photos in this book are simply extraordinary. The composition of each shot is lyrically beautiful. The images of great masters are radiant and inspiring. The quality of the reproductions is wonderful and unusual (I think) in a book at this price. Anyone with a love of
Tibetan Buddhism should surely have this book. (By the way, I bought this in a bookstore and paid about twenty dollars more)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 15 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book has the most beautiful photographs of the Himalayas that I've ever seen. The photographers captured the essence of this region in perfect, minute detail. Interspersed between the photos are articles written by prominent buddhist lamas and scholars, including HH the Dalai Lama. It demands its own book stand and place for display in your home. The book is very large. The photos are borderless and some span both pages. This is truly something to have to pass down in your family. For lovers of Buddhist thought and for those who just appreciate great photography.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The Most Exquisite Photography Book! Jan. 15 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book has the most beautiful photographs of the Himalayas that I've ever seen. The photographers captured the essence of this region in perfect, minute detail. Interspersed between the photos are articles written by prominent buddhist lamas and scholars, including HH the Dalai Lama. It demands its own book stand and place for display in your home. The book is very large. The photos are borderless and some span both pages. This is truly something to have to pass down in your family. For lovers of Buddhist thought and for those who just appreciate great photography.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Deeply Beautiful April 22 2003
By "gsabino1" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The photos in this book are simply extraordinary. The composition of each shot is lyrically beautiful. The images of great masters are radiant and inspiring. The quality of the reproductions is wonderful and unusual (I think) in a book at this price. Anyone with a love of
Tibetan Buddhism should surely have this book. (By the way, I bought this in a bookstore and paid about twenty dollars more)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Buddist Himalayas Aug. 18 2005
By K. Mahanna - Published on Amazon.com
This is a gorgeous book with exquisite photography and interesting and sensitive text. The only problem was the poor quality of the binding which fell apart the first time I opened it. Otherwise i would rate it 5 stars.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Absoutely Marvellous Nov. 18 2004
By Bindu Madhavan - Published on Amazon.com
First, the book is very well produced. The quality of the

book for this price is awesome. It should hold

up to good use. The reproduction of each and every photograph

is extremely good.

Quite a few of the photographs in this

book are exquisite. All the photographs are well composed.

It is obvious that the photographers have a special

sympathy to the subjects of their lenses -- as another reviewer remarked, there is a radiance about the subjects that comes through in the photograph. The photographs of people are great -- it is marvelous to see the reflection in the eyes of the subjects of what they are looking at. Some of the photographs

are so stunning that it is quite natural that other photographs

in this book do not quite live up to that impact. The text is

well written. Highly recommended.
Spectacurlarly Beautiful Oct. 3 2010
By Terry M. Madsen - Published on Amazon.com
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As a photographer I would like to imagine that someday I would be able to produce a book like this one, as I feel that it captures perfectly the beauty, details, emotions, colors, traditions and above all the people of the Himalayas. I did not mind at all having to wait until the end of the book for the information and credits because when I purchase a 'coffee table' type book I approach it by looking at the photos first before any of the text. The double page format really enhances a viewers visual perception by allowing them in some way to be surrounded by the photographs and thus experience in part the scale of the great mountains dwarfing the figures of people or buildings in the foreground. I also love the 'chiaro-scuro' technique used to photograph many of the monks and other people-the dark background makes the colors and expressions 'pop' and draws all attention to the subject. The photographs are wide ranging between sweeping landscapes and intimate portraits.The text is informative and thoughtful to explain the cultural differences between the countries, villages, and ethnic peoples that live within the Himalayan range, as well as a primer on the philosophies of Buddhism.
I am so happy to have found this treasure of a book and will gladly share it with friends and family that want to know more about a land that I will soon travel to.

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