Stanford Libraries Acquire Rare Volume of Thomas Laird’s “Murals of Tibet”
From Stanford Libraries:
The Stanford Libraries have recently acquired a copy of Thomas Laird’s Murals of Tibet, published by TASCHEN Books. This rare 498- paged item, measuring 19.7 x 27.6 inches and featuring a number of life-size reproductions of Tibetan Buddhist murals, is one of only a thousand copies produced.
Murals of Tibet is a monumental work. It was produced by the photographer Thomas Laird, who has been working in the Himalayas since the 1970s. For the past ten years he has been working to create life-size images of Tibetan Buddhist wall mural paintings, which have been displayed in galleries and private collections across the world.
Captured using multi-image capture techniques, the paintings are reproduced in extremely high quality using five colors of ink, including gold. Many of the images are displayed at multiple sizes, so that the book shows entire murals as well as close-up details of specific parts.
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