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Mustang Building: Tibetan Temples and Vernacular Architecture in Nepal Himalaya
by: John Harrison

Mustang Building: Tibetan Temples and Vernacular Architecture in Nepal Himalaya, John Harrison


 
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Author: John Harrison
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789937069427
Publication Date: 2019

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Mustang was once a Tibetan kingdom in the Himalaya, and is now a district in Nepal on the border with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Until the border was closed by the Chinese army in 1962 there was constant trade and social and religious interaction between Mustang and Tibet. The closing of the border meant that Mustang lost that interaction with its Tibetan source, but it also meant that Mustang, within the state of Nepal, was spared the depredations visited on Tibet during the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976. The art and architecture of Mustang's Buddhist temples survived, whilst in Tibet much was lost.

This is a study of the architecture of Mustang, based on measured surveys and photographs of villages, houses and religious building made from 1993.
-- extracted from the Foreword
Mustang Building: Tibetan Temples and Vernacular Architecture in Nepal Himalaya, John Harrison, Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions and Culture, 396 pp, $75.00

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