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Seeing Lhasa, British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital, 1936-1947
by Clare Harris (Editor) Tsering Shakya (Editor)
- CULTURAL PORTRAIT
- 176 PAGES
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, this book presents a trove of photographs, albums and film by Harry Staunton, Evan Nepean, Hugh Richardson and other British visitors to Tibet. With excellent accompanying essays that place the visual record (including portraits of Tibetan notables) in context. It's an extraordinary document of the country prior to the Chinese takeover, its people, palaces and monasteries.