Quick Search

Seller Id
Advanced Search
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate

Author Name    Wilhelm Klein

Title   Bhutan

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Publisher   New Delhi, India Lustre Press/Roli Books

ISBN    8174366784 / 9788174366788

Seller ID   108595

Instead of putting the Gross National Product at the centre of our endeavours, let us strive for Gross National Happiness.'This quotation of Bhutan's fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, reveals the essence of what makes his country on the southern slopes of the Himalayas so exceptional. Bhutan has been cut off from the rest of the world for a long time. Though its borders have been open since 1974, few visitors have been there. Since the first democratic elections in 2008, Bhutan has now joined the modern world. In spite of that, it tries to be faithful to its own traditions while harvesting the advantages of modernity. Daily life is still characterized by its century-old religious and cultural traditions. They are the 'capital'of a society that strives for 'Gross National Happiness'. The faces in this book mirror the dignity and self-confidence of people who have found their place in society: members of the royal family, monks, religious dancers, peasants herders, artisans, children and elderly, women and men. Each one of them stepped voluntarily into the portable studio, told his/her name and explained where and how he/she lived and earned his/her livelihood. This portable studio, designed by the photographer himself, is like a huge black cube that can be set up anywhere: in the king's palace, on a village square or anywhere within the confines of a monastery of temple. The canvas provides a neutral background for the photography, so the eye of the viewer can concentrate fully on the photographed individual. The biographical data adds intensity to the portraits. People have a history and their history has a face. This unusual studio photography is accompanied and framed by photographs of an archaic landscape that can only be found along the slopes of the mighty Himalayas'towering mountains, fortress-like monasteries, grazing yak herds and untouched forests. This book offers a fascinating view of a world in the process of slow change. which in many respects has the power of being exemplary in a world beset by the ills of a far too fast moving modernity. Printed Pages: 192.

Bhutan Wilhelm Klein

Price = 49.87 USD

Books of related interest
Bhutan (A.D.1837-1838)
William Griffith
6.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Sikhim And Bhutan
J.Claude White
22.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Lekha Singh; Forewordby Her Majesty Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck
46.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
Tom Owen Edmunds
49.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Zangdok Palri: The Lotus Light Palace of Guru Rinpoche. Visions of the Buddhist Paradise in the Sacred Kingdom of Bhutan
Supawan Pui Lamsam and Kesang Choden Tashi Wangchuck (eds.)
100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan
Terese Tse Bartholomew and John Johnston (eds)
79.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Diamond Isle: A Catalogue of Buddhist Writings in the Library of Ogyen Cholin, Bhutan
Samtan G. Karmey
39.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The History of Bhutan
Karma Phuntsho
24.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Sources for the History of Bhutan
Michael Aris; with a Historical Introduction By John A. Ardussi
14.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Raven Crown: The Origins of Buddhist Monarchy in Bhutan
Michael Aris
60.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Bhutan: Kingdom in the Himalaya
Sanjay Acharya
13.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

From the Land of the Thunder Dragon: Textile Arts of Bhutan
Diana K. Myers and Susan S. Bean (eds)
45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com