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  Size:   229 x 298 mm
9 x 11.75 in
 
  Pages:   112  
  Color:   43  
  Binding:   Softcover  
  Published:   October 2000  
  ISBN:   0-906026-53-9  
 
 

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Earth Door Sky Door: Paintings of Mustang
Robert Powell
Architectural paintings in watercolor from the Himalayan kingdom of Mustang in northern Nepal - the subject of a major travelling exhibition - are presented here in all their beauty and originality. The artist's work on Mustang began in 1992 and continued over six years. This close association has allowed him to present the essence and heart of Mustang's architecture and man-made structures. Within this forbidden country, dry, dramatic and overwhelming scale, humans have been able to create islands of habitation through careful control of water. The structures built to maintain these islands, and to thrive, are the subjects of the paintings. Virtually every built object in Mustang bears the signs of ritual activity: from pre-historic hand-dug cave systems to ruined hilltop castles, from densely clustered villages to isolated temples, from propitiatory stacks of yak horns to the sophisticated cosmology of the chortens. This book presents in stunning colors and arresting detai, 43 paintings by Robert Powell.