Book Signing by Vikram Lall – “The Golden Lands” – RIBA Bookshop 4th September 2014

Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan, Burma/Myanmar
Golden Lands Book - Front cover over opened page_1000x667

JF Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of The Golden Lands – first book in the new Architecture of the Buddhist World series: come to the RIBA Bookshop any time 3pm-5pm on Thursday 4th September to meet the author and get your copy of the book signed.

The RIBA Bookshop (66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD) are kindly hosting Golden Lands author Vikram Lall for this signing and informal question & answer session.

Please see below for details and we look forward to seeing you there!

Download printable PDF page about this RIBA Bookshop event

 Attending this Book Signing

3pm-5pm, Thursday 4th September

The book signing will be inside the RIBA bookshop: turn right after coming in the main RIBA entrance
The book signing will be inside the RIBA bookshop: turn right after coming in the main RIBA entrance

For further enquiries please contact the RIBA bookshop: +44 (0)191 244 5557

Vikram Lall will also be at the V&A Bookshop on Monday 1st September, and giving a lecture at the Buddhist Society, Ecclestone Square, on Wednesday 3rd September. See our events page for details.

 About the Author

Connect with Vikram on Linkedin:
Connect with Vikram on Linkedin:

Vikram Lall is an award-winning architect, lecturer, author, and patron of art & culture. He has more than 25 years of experience in architectural practice and consultancy and is the principal architect and partner of Lall & Associates.

With a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Design from Cambridge, Vikram has designed several landmark buildings, such as the Akshardham temple in Delhi and the Buddha Smriti Park in Patna. His deep familiarity with both international and local ideologies has enabled him to creatively bridge the increasing gap between local and global design conditions.

Vikram has taught at several architectural schools of India and abroad, and continues to be a Visiting Faculty at the prestigious School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. His areas of research and interest include History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Conservation studies.

Buddha Smriti Park, Patna; Lall & Associates
Buddha Smriti Park, Patna; Lall & Associates

He was a featured expert in the BBC’s “Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World” documentary.

Vikram frequently appears on TV and in print media on themes related to art, architecture, and cultural practices. Currently, he is directing and anchoring a television series on the history of musical traditions of India for Doordarshan, India’s National Television broadcaster.

As an active supporter of Indian musical arts, Vikram founded the formation of a non profit organization called SAAR, Society for Art Appreciation and Research — he will be glad to talk about music as well as architecture!

Read more about Vikram Lall here.

About the book

In The Golden Lands, Vikram Lall explores the history, construction, styles, and interpretation of hundreds of historic temples and monasteries across (in chronological order) Myanmar [Burma], Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos.

  • ISBN 978-0-7892-1194-1 – released September 2014,
    RRP £60.00
  • Distributed by Perseus Books Group
  • Available from the RIBA Bookshop, Portland Place
  • Pre-order online from Amazon UK here
Bayon, Cambodia
Bayon, Cambodia – one of over 100 specially produced architectural diagrams in The Golden Lands book
The temple of Ta Prohm
The temple of Ta Prohm – the book contains hundreds of illustrations to accompany the historical and architectural explanations

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The first ever art historical survey focusing comprehensively on the Architecture of the Buddhist World