An illustrated ethnography of Tibetan culture: Landscapes, Religion and heritage Architecture
by Herbert Grammatikopoulos
As an cultural anthropologist, my aim is to point up an ethnographic thick description of some very unique cultural characteristics and heritages of Tibet with photographs speaking for themself.
The photographs for this book are taken on my journeys into Tibet in 2005 and 2007, when I lived in Nepal for several years.
This book is a draft of a bigger edition (still in progress), very clear in layout without any embellishments, categorized in three chapters (more, like the last page of this book, 'Transition', which describes the present modern Tibet, can be found in the final edition):
Landscape images (on black background) showing the beauty and at the same time the hardness of living 'in a dessert on top of the world'.
The second chapter 'Rites & Rituals' (red background) pictures the 'Saga Dawa'-festival, one of the most important ones for Tibetan Buddhists, the 'violent debating' monks of Sera and some day-to-day religious actions.
The third section (blue background) depicts exceptional details of Tibetan architecture, beside the ordinary mainly the divine one.
This book is based on my exhibition at 'Art Heritage Gallery', New Delhi, India in February/March 2009, where 58 of the 265 photographs of this book had been displayed first.
I want to thank the curator, Mr. Ebrahim Alkazi and his excellent team for their capability and great support.
Format: Large landscape (13x11" 33x28cm), 200 pages
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Ethnologist, visual artist, fine-art documentary photographer. Born 1958. Several solo and group exhibitions in Nepal and India: photographs, installations, objects. Group exhibitions with native and international artists in nepal and India. For more information (and contact) see my web page (www.grammatix.de).