Buddhist Art of Myanmar
A stunning showcase of exceptional and rare works of Buddhist art
The practice of Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma) has resulted in the production of dazzling objects since the 5th century. This landmark book accompanying a show at the Asia Society Museum presents the first overview of these magnificent works of art. The book features sculptures, paintings, textiles, and religious implements created for temples and monasteries, or for personal devotion - many of which have never before been seen outside of Myanmar.
Accompanied by brilliant colour photography, essays by Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Donald M. Stadtner, and scholars from around the world synthesize the history of Myanmar from the ancient through colonial periods and discuss the critical links between religion, geography, governance, historiography, and artistic production. The authors examine the multiplicity of styles and techniques throughout the country, the ways Buddhist narratives have been conveyed through works of art, and the context in which the diverse objects were used.
- Author: Sylvia Fraser-Lu
- Hardcover: 272 pages | 150 colour illustrations
- Date published: March 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9978-0300209457
- Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 23.5 cm