win prizes rebus 30th anniversary eleanor oliphant
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

Bhutan: Hidden Lands Of Happiness by John Wehrheim
  

Bhutan: Hidden Lands Of Happiness

RRP £39.00

Synopsis

Bhutan: Hidden Lands Of Happiness by John Wehrheim

This book is now a classic - a time capsule of the fast-changing decade in Bhutan. Tibetan folksongs sometimes sing of beyul: hidden lands that can only be seen by those of pure heart and mind. Tucked into the towering peaks and steeply forested valleys of the Eastern Himalayas, the Bhutanese believe their country to be such a place. Bhutan: Hidden Lands of Happiness is a geographical and cultural passage from the yak pastures along the Tibetan border to the rice lands in central Bhutan. Guiding the reader through the districts of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gasa, Laya, Lunana, Wangdi, Bumthang and Trongsa, the book reveals remote hot springs and isolated hermitages and ends in the streets and nightclubs of the country's capital, Thimphu Town. 108 black and white images narrated with stories, journal entries, folklore, dharma teachings and oral history create a portal across centuries. Clear, skilfully composed and rich in depth and detail, these flawless images illustrate an intimate tale of Bhutan told by an artist who is deeply familiar with his subject.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

29th June 2011

Author

John Wehrheim

More books by John Wehrheim
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Serindia Publications, Inc

Format

Paperback
278 pages

Categories

Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
Social & cultural history
Photographs: collections

ISBN

9781932476514

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools