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Synopsis: Hidden away beneath the mountains of Xinjiang, in former Chinese Turkestan, are a series of caves along what was once the Silk Route, but which have been inaccessible for half a century. After thirty years of negotiation, the photographer Reza finally gained permission to visit the caves became the first Westerner to record the extraordinary frescoes they contained.
Intended as a focus for pilgrimage and prayer, these paintings, produced by monks in the kingdom of Kucha between the fourth and seventh centuries AD, depict scenes from Buddhist mythology, its symbols, characters and creatures, and tell the story of the Buddha Shakyamuni and his previous lives. Their freshness and contemporary quality, their rich colors and combination of Persian, Afghan, Indian and Chinese styles, are astonishing to the Western eye. Here are flying angels, bodhisattvas and demons; here too are princes, musicians, hunters, merchants, and some of the ordinary people of the vanished kingdom of Kucha. Perhaps most enchanting are the paintings of animals, whether the local wildlife or exotic species that were conveyed along the Silk Road towards the Chinese court: despite their simple style, they perfectly capture the movement of breasts and birds alike.
Title: Painted Buddhas of Xinjiang: Hidden ...
Publisher: Art Media Resources Ltd
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Brand New / MINT
Dust Jacket Condition: Brand New / MINT
Book Description Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_221644166
Book Description Art Media Resources. Condition: Used - Like New. 2002. Hardcover. Fine. Dust Jacket is Fine. Seller Inventory # C49316
Book Description Art Media Resources, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Reza (illustrator). First Printing. 167 Pages, 98 Color Illustrations and 3 Maps, 7 Page Intro by Andre Coutin Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 045859
Book Description Art Media Resources, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. Clean and unmarked. First printing. 167pp. 98 color illustrations and 3 maps. Dust jacket is shelf rubbed at tips, now in a new mylar cover. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. Seller Inventory # 042200
Book Description Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1588860272
Book Description Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1588860272-2-4
Book Description ART MEDIA RESOURCES LTD, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. May have small mark or shelf wear General. Book: REMAINDERS, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978158886027902. Seller Inventory # 01978158886027902
Book Description Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1588860272
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # b-248-04
Book Description Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1588860272