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Chorten in Nepal: Architecture and Buddhist Votive Practice in the Himalaya
By: Niels Gutschow

Chorten in Nepal, Niels Gutschow


 
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Author: Niels Gutschow
Format: Hardcover (10.5" x 8.5")
ISBN: 9783869227429
Publication Date: 2021

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For more than two millennia Buddhism shaped the cultures of Central, South, Southeast, and East Asia. Each territory had its own peculiar way of developing representations of the Buddha, the Bodhisattvas, and a variety of guardian deities and saints.

Of particular importance is the representation of the Buddha and his teachings in an iconic form in the shape of an impassable building. Called Stupa in Sanskrit, and Chorten in Tibetan, these structures not only characterize the urban space of the Newars in the Kathmandu Valley. They also mark the access to Tibetan villages in northern Nepal, line the trails across high passes, and stud topographically prominent places. By their thousands, they transform wilderness into a landscape that promises shelter, protection, and well-being.

584 maps, architectural drawings, and photographs, produced from 1970 to 2008, document the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetan and Tamang enclaves along the range of the high Himalaya.

Chorten in Nepal: Architecture and Buddhist Votive Practice in the Himalaya, Niels Gutschow, DOM Publishers, Hardcover (10.5" x 8.5"), 580 pages, $148.00

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