1. Murals of Tibet
Published by Taschen, Murals of Tibet is the magnum opus of American writer, journalist, and photographer, Thomas Laird, who has dedicated his life to documenting sacred art and murals of Tibet. Brilliantly colourful and vivid, these life-size murals reveal the beautiful art to be found in some of the remotest regions of central Asia, and give us a taste of what is surely still out there, waiting to be discovered.
Retailing at HK$110,000, each copy of the publication has been signed by the Dalai Lama, who notes that the book represents not just a visual representation of Tibetan culture, but also serves as an aesthetic guide for followers of the Buddhist faith.
The book is an 'elephant portfolio' (measuring 50 x 70 cm), but given the beauty and scope of Laird's work—which is a truly once-in-a-lifetime achievement—we think it's well worth the space.