By Erberto F. Lo Bue
This quantity bargains with particular matters on the topic of Tibetan artwork, starting from the earliest Buddhist structures in crucial, southern and jap geocultural Tibet as much as the inventive traditions flourishing within the twentieth century. The papers are prepared following the chronology of the websites or the topics considered within the first half and logical standards within the latter half. Illustrated with a number of black-and-white photos and 32 pages of color plates, its contents are of certain curiosity to students and experts, whereas a wide half is on the market to non-specialists, too, which makes the e-book necessary additionally to school scholars drawn to the topic in addition to amateurs of Tibetan paintings.
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A new ar ka roof and new drainage have given the building a new lease. The Tibetan traditional soil and timber architecture requires modest but constant upkeep and vigil, a single missing piece of slate on the parapet can turn into a major roof leak after a couple of years of water infiltration. The end of THF’s Lhasa Old City Rehabilitation Program in 2000 also spelt an abrupt end to the community-based maintenance program that we had tried to organize. Important follow-up works on Rme ru rnying pa in the following year did not happen.
The 19th century Rme ru rnying pa enlargement, carried out on behalf of the powerful Gnas chung oracle, also appears as confirmation of such belief, because an established architectural formula was modified in order to incorporate the older chapel [see fig. 5 at the end of this article]. On the basis of the evidence gathered, I accept the identification of the 8th century Rme ru lha khang with the Dzam bha la chapel at Rme ru rnying pa, one of only a handful of surviving structures from the imperial period.
Tapstand 10. stone steps to hall 11. room (to Gnas chung) 12. raised stone platform-foundation for assembly hall 13. toilet vaults 14. former store room, now public housing 15. Dzam bha la chapel 16. stairs to roof 17. walled-in boulder blessed by Srong btsan sgam po 18. store-room owned by Lha sa Gtsug lag khang 19. west gate 31 32 ANDRÉ ALEXANDER Fig. 2: Second level plan (THF) 1. portico 2. stairs 3. assembly hall 4. sanctum 5. stairs leading to upper floor 6. monastic store-room 7. monastic residential room 8.