Marsha Altman's Reviews > Tibet: The Sacred Realm, Photographs 1880-1950

Tibet by Dalai Lama XIV
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Dec 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: tibet
Read in December, 2011

A lot of cool photography in here, mostly from the 1930's, that I haven't found anywhere else despite the massive online archives of old Tibetan photos. The introduction by Lobsang is also particularly interesting in telling about his life prior to escape into exile, and really illuminates the pictures even though he does not comment on them precisely. I would say that I got this book used, so the price really helped my appreciating of owning the book. There's also an excellent collection of short biographies of Westerns who visited Tibet in the beginning of the 20th century to take the photos.

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