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Golden Lands book launch photos, October & November 2014

In October, Vikram Lall launched The Golden Lands in Malaysia and Hong Kong.  See some event photos below. Many thanks to the wonderful hosts at our different signings, lectures, and parties!

>> See London (September) launch event photos here

>> See the 2014 launch events diary here

Golden Lands author Vikram Lall in Kuala Lumpur
Golden Lands author Vikram Lall in Kuala Lumpur

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London Golden Lands book launch photos, September 2014

The Golden Lands book launched with signings and talks by author Vikram Lall in London in September 2014. See photos below.

>> See the 2014 launch events diary here

>> See launch event photos from October/November 2014 here

Golden Lands author Vikram Lall with publisher Joan Foo Mahony at the V&A Museum Bookshop
Golden Lands author Vikram Lall with publisher Joan Foo Mahony at the V&A Museum Bookshop
Vikram Lall discussing the Golden Lands book with Dr Clarke of the SE Asian Dept of the V&A
Vikram Lall discussing the Golden Lands book with Dr Clarke of the SE Asian Dept of the V&A

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The Buddhist Society (London), September 2014 – January 2015 Events / Public Lectures

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The Buddhist Society

EVENTS, PUBLIC LECTURES & Art History and Culture Talks

FREE admission; 58 Ecclestone Square, London SW1V 1PH

Book Event: Architecture of The Buddhist World – The Golden Lands by Vikram Lall
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 6.30 pm

The Prisoner of Kathmandu: Brian Hodgson and the beginnings of Buddhist Studies by Charles Allen.
Wednesday 10th September 2014

The Miraculous 16th Karmapa – talk and book event by Norma Levine
Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 6.30 pm

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Architectural Diagrams of Buddhist Temples from The Golden Lands Book

The most novel, and technically challenging aspect of the several years of research for The Golden Lands has been the surveying of these scores of Buddhist architectural sites, and CAD-illustration into accurate 3D rendered computer models. This has been an incredibly detailed and demanding process, pioneered by the author Vikram Lall.

On this page you can see just a few examples of the architectural diagrams produced in this book, and please sign up to the book newsletter or contact us for more resources related to the surveying and diagrams of Buddhist architecture as we continue the series.

Borobudur Temple, Indonesia - Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Borobudur Temple, Indonesia – Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Bayon Temple at Angkor, Cambodia - Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Bayon Temple at Angkor, Cambodia – Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Comparison of plans of temples at Ayutthaya - Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Comparison of plans of temples at Ayutthaya – Diagram from The Golden Lands book

 

Wat Phra Ram, Ayutthaya - Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Wat Phra Ram, Ayutthaya – Diagram from The Golden Lands book
The development of the Prasat in to the Face Tower - Diagram from The Golden Lands book
The development of the Prasat in to the Face Tower – Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Manuha Temple near Bagan, Myanmar - Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Manuha Temple near Bagan, Myanmar – Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Ein Yar Kyaung pentagonal pagoda, Bagan, Myanmar  - Diagram from The Golden Lands book
Ein Yar Kyaung pentagonal pagoda, Bagan, Myanmar – Diagram from The Golden Lands book

List of Buddhist Temples and Sites in The Golden Lands Book

white wave-shaped steps of the Hsinbyume Pagoda
Hsinbyume Pagoda, Mingun, Mandalay

The Golden Lands is a groundbreaking study of Buddhist Architecture in terms of detail and rigour, but also in breadth: this first book in the 6-book “Architecture of the Buddhist World” series is over 280 pages and 95 different sites are shown in illustrations or photographs, including 24 selected sites covered in depth.

On this page we list all of the places mentioned in the book, indicating which sites are illustrated with our original photos and architectural diagrams, and which are the subject of in-depth coverage. Continue reading List of Buddhist Temples and Sites in The Golden Lands Book

Look Inside: Preview pages from The Golden Lands

The Golden Lands features gorgeous colour spreads for each chapter

Check out the gallery of sample page spreads from The Golden Lands below. Click on the thumbnails to view full size. Please respect copyright and don’t reproduce without authorization. Media / Publishers please contact us for full press pack.

(See also the Book Contents list )

The above sample pages are available to view here as a one-page screen  PDF

Please sign up to the Golden Lands newsletter to receive higher resolution previews and other exclusive materials from the book and related Buddhist Architecture research.

The Golden Lands: Book Contents list

First inner page of the Golden Lands book, showing seated Buddha in Pahto-thamya temple, Bagan

Here are the main sections of The Golden Lands as laid out in the book contents page:

  • A Chronology Of Selected Buddhist Monuments
  • The Theoretical Framework
    [of Buddhist Architecture and modern study of it]
  • Myanmar
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Laos
Preview of the timeline of the Buddhist sites covered in The Golden Lands

The chapter for each country is split into three distinct sections:
i. Architectural History
ii. Architectural Characteristics
iii. Selected Examples Continue reading The Golden Lands: Book Contents list