The unrivaled collection of post-medieval British sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum is here catalogued and illustrated for the first time. Its great strengths lie in the works from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and virtually every major sculptor active during this period is represented‹among them Nicholas Stone, John Michael Rysbrack, Louis François Roubiliac, Joseph Wilton, John Flaxman, and Alfred Stevens. A total of 770 pieces by 189 sculptors are included, more than a third of which have never been published before. The catalogue, wide-ranging and scholarly, will serve both as an invaluable work of reference, and in effect a history of the great tradition of sculpture in Britain.
Olivier and Danielle Föllmi, winners of the World Press Photo Prize, are the official photographers of the Dalai Lama. They have published 14 books and have dedicated more than 25 years to this project. Matthieu Ricard has been living in the Himalayas as a Buddhist monk for the past 30 years. French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989, he has spent the past two decades photographing the spiritual masters and monastic life.