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The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese Art from the Silk Route

Whitfield, Roderick & Anne Farrer & Shelagh J. Vainker & Jessica Rawson

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ISBN 10: 0807612499 / ISBN 13: 9780807612491
Published by George Braziller, New York, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese ...

Publisher: George Braziller, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Presents a collection of Buddhist paintings, textiles, and manuscripts discovered in 1900 in a cave at Dunhuang in western China

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This British Museum exhibition catalog describes objects collected from Central Asia at the beginning of this century by Sir Marc Aurel Stein. The first part displays paintings, banners, scrolls, prints, and textiles from Cave 17 of the Buddhist shrines at Dunhuang. Because this cave was sealed in the 11th century and not reopened until about 1900, the works found there are in excellent condition and provide a continuous record of Chinese artistic development from around the 5th century A.D. through the 11th century. The remainder of the catalog includes sculpture, architectural ornaments, ceramics, and miscellaneous items from Dunhaung and other sites along the Silk Route, used for trade with the West; thus, these objects show some classical Western influences. The catalog entries are informative and detailed and provide references to published literature on each item. An excellent acquisition for special and academic libraries, especially as there is little else in book form available on the subject.
- Patricia R. Hausman, Coll . of William & Mary Lib . , Williamsburg, Va.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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