The Traditional Lhasa House

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André Alexander

Typology of an Endangered Species

ISBN 978-3-643-90203-0
Band-Nr. 18
Jahr 2013
Seiten 416
Bindung broschiert

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This book looks at a particular type of indigenous architecture that
has developed in the Tibetan capital Lhasa. The focus is not on the
relatively well documented monastic architecture, but rather on the
vernacular residential architecture in the form of the historic Lhasa
Town House, as it was built and lived in from the mid-17 th to mid-20 th
century. The book defines the Lhasa House as a distinct variety of
traditional Tibetan architecture by providing a technical analysis and
discussing the cultural framework and the development of a typology.

The author, André Alexander, is one of the most reputed scholars in
Tibetan Architecture. He was founder and co-director of the Tibet Heritage
Fund, an NGO engaged in conservation projects spread across
large parts of Asia. His career as a researcher and inspiring practitioner
ended in 2012 through his unexpected death in Berlin. The publication
of his research on the Lhasa House may help to make his
rich understanding accessible to a wider audience beyond those who
appreciated working with him.