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Arts of Southeast Asia : World of Art - Fiona Kerlogue

Arts of Southeast Asia

World of Art

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2004
ISBN: 9780500203811
Number Of Pages: 224

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A totally new World of Art survey of artistic achievements in Southeast Asia from prehistory to the modern period. The pagodas of Burma, the temples of Angkor, the great Buddhist monument of Borobudurthese achievements of powerful courts and rulers are part of a broad artistic tradition including textiles, applied arts, vernacular architecture, and village crafts. Covering Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and the Philippines, Fiona Kerlogue examines the roots and development of the arts of this distinctive region from prehistory to the present day. Broadly chronological, the book traces the different religions that have shaped the region's historic culturesHinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianityfinishing with an exploration of the arts of the postcolonial period. With nearly 200 illustrations, over 100 in color, a glossary of names and places, and suggestions for further reading, the book is a comprehensive introduction to the arts and culture of Southeast Asia. It will appeal to students, travelers, expatriates, and anyone with an interest in the region. 190 illustrations, 110 in color.

Originsp. 24
Indigenous themesp. 44
Hindu visionsp. 68
The imprint of the Buddhap. 98
Islamic conceptionsp. 126
Chinese influencep. 154
Modern timesp. 178
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ISBN: 9780500203811
ISBN-10: 0500203814
Series: World of Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd September 2004
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1