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Twenty-nine years of international participation in historic preservation in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley has revealed significant differences in restoration approaches to historical buildings, some controversial, to explore this important subject nine experts on conservation here discuss and present their views, focusing on the Sulima Temple in the Patan Darbar Square, possibly the oldest intact multi-tier pagoda in the Kathmandu Valley. The tiny, monument-studded Kathmandu Valley serves as an ideal laboratory for such investigations, not only for its historical riches, but also for its numerous collaborations between local and international actors in a Hindu Kingdom, a place where the medieval confronts the modern on a daily basis.

The Sulima Pagoda: East Meets West in the Restoration of a Nepalese Temple

SKU: 034121
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    Theophile, Erich & Niels Gutschow (eds.)
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    Orchid Press

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