Approx. 2,700 pp. | 12 × 9 | 7 vols., 300 color illus. and 2,500 halftones
This publication is part of the Tang Center’s multiyear project focusing on the Lo Archive of more than 2,500 black-and-white photographs of the Buddhist cave sites at Dunhuang, taken by James and Lucy Lo in 1943 – 44. The Lo Archive, which has invaluable documentary and aesthetic significance, preserves historic views of the caves, many of which are now irretrievably changed, seen from the unique artistic perspective of a photographer deeply steeped in the aesthetics of photography. The Tang Center will publish the photo archive in five volumes accompanied by an additional volume of essays. The project aims to preserve, enhance, and publish this rare photographic resource and contribute to the research on and teaching of Chinese art history and Buddhist studies.