The Burmese tradition of architecture, art and design is ancient, diverse and wonderfully rich. A reflection of a civilization unbreached by European powers for 3000 years and influenced by China to the north and India to the West, Burmese design is interwoven with spiritual, religious and political messages. It is only now that this tradition is coming to be appreciated by Western students of architecture and design. This text aims to deepen and enhance that appreciation, capturing the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to architecture, from the monumental pagodas of Bagan to the architectural heritage of contemporary Rangoon. Covering both religious and secular design, this book offers expert insights provided by leading archaeological experts in this field.
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Luca Invernizzi Tettoni is a world-renowned photographer who has lived and worked in Asia since 1973. He specializes in books on aspects of Asian culture, architecture and landscape. His books include The Arts of Thailand, The Tropical Garden, and Filipino StyleReview:
"the true heart of Vietnam style, as described in the fine photos and thoughtful text, still emanates from the ancient aesthetic and traditions of the Vietnamese people." —Los Angeles Times
"Here's America's first in-depth history of the many layers of Burmese design and architecture. You'll see how spirituality, religion, and politics influence these beautiful buildings, be they national or secular." —From House to Home blog
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Book Description Periplus Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 9625938826 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1797439
Book Description Periplus Editions, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P119625938826