29 May 2014

New publication: Art and Architecture in Ladakh

We are pleased to announce the publication of Art and Architecture in Ladakh. Cross-cultural Transmissions in the Himalayas and Karakoram. Edited by Erberto Lo Bue and John Bray. Leiden: Brill.

The book consists of 17 research papers, mainly drawn from the 2007, 2009 and 2011 IALS conferences. Their topics range widely over time, from prehistoric rock art to mediaeval Buddhist stupas and wall paintings, as well as early modern castle architecture, the inter-regional trade in silk brocades, and the challenges of 21st century conservation. Taken together, these studies complement each other to provide a detailed view of Ladakh’s varied cultural inheritance in the light of the latest research.

A pdf of the introduction, which will tell you more about the contents of the book, is available on the IALS website: 


For information on how to order the book, please consult the Brill website at: www.brill.com/products/book/art-and-architecture-ladakh. 

The listed price is €149 or USD194. IALS members may apply for a 25% discount, valid until 31 December 2014. If you wish to make use of this offer, please send an e-mail to John Bray (JNBray1957@yahoo.co.uk) to request an application form.