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Thai Art and Culture: Historic Manuscripts from Western Collections

Ginsburg, Judith

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ISBN 10: 0824823672 / ISBN 13: 9780824823672
Published by University of Hawai'i Press, 2000
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0824823672 4to. Fully illustrated study of traditional Thai manuscripts, their imagery and history, found in the West. Includes the life of Buddha and the Ten Birth Tales. 138pp. Index, biblio. Color illus. > DJ Very Good | > Language: English | > Size: 4to | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-SEA-04058

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Title: Thai Art and Culture: Historic Manuscripts ...

Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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In his lavishly illustrated new study, Henry Ginsburg describes a wide range of Thai manuscripts and other documents in European and North American collections, discussing each in its religious and historical context.

The book extends and expands on the author's previous work Thai Manuscript Painting, which was an introductory survey of the main types of painting, based primarily on British Library material. Since then many superb illustrated manuscripts, a number of them with dated colophons, have come to light in Western collections. The new manuscripts alter our understanding of the subject, and this important new study includes dated examples from 1797 through the end of the nineteenth century, enabling us to accurately define the development of style.

This highly informative book contains an impressive compilation of maps, letters, photographs, and manuscripts that will make it a valuable reference tool for the Southeast Asia scholar, while its colorful illustrations and readable captions will appeal to a wider audience interested in Thai culture.

About the Author:

Henry Ginsburg is curator of Thai and Cambodian collections at the British Library.

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