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THE DALAI LAMAS: A VISUAL HISTORY. Ed. by Martin Brauen. Volkerkundemuseum der Universitat Zurich, 2005. Published in association with Serindia Publications, Chicago. 304 pp. with 365 ills. (268 col.) and loose accordion-folded insert with 7 col. ills. 31 x 24 cm. LC 2005-12800 ISBN 1932476229 In English.
Marking the 70th birthday of the current Dalai Lama, this catalogue features thangkas, murals, statues and historical photographs that serve to illustrate lengthy biographical texts chronicling in succession the lives of the fourteen Dalai Lamas from the 14th century to the present; eight additional essays examine such topics as the Tibetan Buddhist belief in the reincarnation of lamas and teachers, the protective deities associated with the Dalai Lamas, the Ninth Dalai Lama's set of seven lineage thangkas and Tibetan epistolary style.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Tibet — Several Media
Plans: 50,77
Worldwide Number: 030381
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