On the south bank of the Indus in Ladakh, facing a great trade and invasion route to the north, lies Alchi, a repository of magnificent Buddhist wall paintings and clay sculptures that have survived for over 800 years. This spectacular, limited edition photo survey detailswith 300 color plates, maps, and plansthe most impressive of the temples there.
"Alchi contains over 300 color plates, maps, and plans. They are beautifully integrated into the text and are important evidence of the development of the cult meditation Buddhas of the Varjayana tradition. This volume is an important documentation of some world class art on the verge of extinction."— World Trade, A Reader's Guide to Recent Books and New Media
"Preserved as it is, Alchi is a fantastic survival from the past, and as such, truly one of the wonders of the Buddhist world. One hopes that some means will be found to ensure its continued preservation." David Snellgrove, author of A Cultural History of Tibet and Indo-Tibetan Buddhism