Tibet suffered extreme political turmoil during the latter 20th century. Occupied in 1950, Red Guards destroyed thousands of official buildings and holy places during the Cultural Revolution and religious freedom and traditional education is still severely under threat. Due to the strength of the Tibetan's faith in Buddha and the Dalai Lama and ...Read MoreTibet suffered extreme political turmoil during the latter 20th century. Occupied in 1950, Red Guards destroyed thousands of official buildings and holy places during the Cultural Revolution and religious freedom and traditional education is still severely under threat. Due to the strength of the Tibetan's faith in Buddha and the Dalai Lama and against the odds many buildings have been reconstructed and their devotion and belief have remained extraordinarily strong. Buddhism permeates every part of a Tibetan's life, whether they are the Tibetans living in Tibet or the hundreds of thousands that live away from their homeland, in Nepal, India or the United States. This text is divided into five parts, with two main chapters devoted to the religious and lay Buddhists on their pilgrimages to holy sites. We see the monks in animated discussion, meditation and prayer and follow the devout believers on their arduous journeys to prayer. These two main chapters are interspersed with sections of portraits of this proud and dignified people who have their own innate sense of style and fashion demonstrated in the way they dress and adorn themselves. Known for his beautiful and uplifting imagery and soulful, but intimate, portraits, Steve McCurry's book offers an intimate insight into a unique and dignified culture.Read Less
McCurry, Steve. Very good in very good dust jacket. Tight binding. Very clean pages. Dust jacket has some slight shelf wear and the previous sellers stickers on the back. 144 p. Includes Illustrations. Audience: College/higher education. Award-winning photographer, Steve McCurry has followed the arduous journeys of both monks and lay Tibetans in pilgramage to holy sites and captured their dedication.
New in new dust jacket. (McCURRY, STEVE). McCurry, Steve. Foreword By Robert Thurman. STEVE McCURRY: THE PATH TO BUDDHA, A TIBETAN PILGRIMAGE-SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. New York: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2003. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. np (144pp), profusely illustrated in color. "This intimate photographic portrait of Tibetans and Buddhism is divided into five parts: two main chapters devoted to the religious and lay Buddhists on their pilgrimages to holy sites, and three sections of remarkable portraits that capture monks and devout believers on their arduous journeys to prayer". A pristine copy of the 2003 Phaidon Press first edition SIGNED by Magnum photojournalist Steve McCurry in black ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight-we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-7148-4346-6 Inventory Number: 022100.
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