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