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Knowing Dunhuang - Keeping Dunhuang


Published by Dunhuang Academy, Dunhuang, China, 2010
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Quarto. 328, 205, [3]pp. Original decorative wrappers. Fore-edge illustrated with the Temple. This scarce work was published by the Dunhuang Academy in order to present the best of the rich art of Dunhuang. A small town in northwestern China, Dunhuang is an oasis amid the Gobi desert. It was a gateway to and from China on the ancient Silk Road which carried trade between China, western Asia and India from the 2nd century BC until the 14th century AD. The most prominent site in Dunhuang, the Mogao Grottoes, is a quintessential world heritage site. It is a Buddhist grotto temple and is also a heritage art museum replete with murals, statues and architectural monuments. Other than a unique treasure house of art, it also records a millennium of cultural interchange via the Silk Road between China, India, Persian, Greco-Roman and Central Asia, which is far more significant than silk or other exotic merchandise. This work is divided in two parts: The first one reproduces in vibrant color the murals and other art works found in the Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas. The second part reproduces in numerous b/w photographic reproductions the various archaeological expeditions, and restorations on the site. Text in Chinese. Wrappers and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 33576

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Title: Knowing Dunhuang - Keeping Dunhuang

Publisher: Dunhuang Academy, Dunhuang, China

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Softcover

Edition: First edition.

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