Burmese Design & Architecture

Burmese Design & Architecture

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By (author) John Falconer, By (author) Elizabeth Moore, By (author) Daniel Kahrs, By (photographer) Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

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  • Publisher: PERIPLUS EDITIONS
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 254mm x 277mm x 23mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: North Clarendon
  • ISBN 10: 0794604633
  • ISBN 13: 9780794604639
  • Sales rank: 514,496

Product description

With over 500 full-color photographs and expert insights provided by leading archaeological authorities, "Burmese Design & Architecture" is a must-have for serious connoisseurs of architecture, design or Burma itself. It is the first book to showcase the amazing diversity of architecture, design and art found in Burma (Myanmar). Ranging for the monumental pagodas of Pagan (Bagan) to the architectural heritage of Rangoon (Yangon), religious as well as contemporary secular buildings are presented in rich detail. A series of authoritative essays by archaeological experts highlight the major influences sand styles found throughout the country, while chapters on Myanmar's rich art and craft traditions provide a wealth of information on Buddha images, lacquererware, painting, ceramics, woodcarving, bronzes, textiles, costumes and much more. Burmese design, heavily influenced by its proximity to China and India, is a many-layered thing, interwoven with spiritual, religious and political messages. "Burmese Design & Architecture" takes an in-depth look at the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to both religious and secular architecture.

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Elizabeth Moore is a senior lecturer and head of the department of art and archeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. John Falconer is a curator at the British Library and is the author of "A Vision of the Past," the first detailed history of photography in Singapore and Malaysia.

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"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"