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Buddhism Illuminated - Manuscript Art in Southeast Asia (Hardcover) Loot Price: R864
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Buddhism Illuminated - Manuscript Art in Southeast Asia (Hardcover): San San May, Jana Igunma

Buddhism Illuminated - Manuscript Art in Southeast Asia (Hardcover)

San San May, Jana Igunma

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Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia are centres for the preservation of local artistic traditions. Chief among these are manuscripts, a vital source for our understanding of Buddhist ideas and practices in the region. They are also a beautiful art form, too little understood in the West. The British Library has one of the richest collections of Southeast Asian manuscripts, principally from Thailand and Burma, anywhere in the world. It includes finely painted copies of Buddhist scriptures, literary works, historical narratives, and works on traditional medicine, law, cosmology and fortune-telling. This stunning new book illustrates over 100 examples of Buddhist art in the Library's collection, relating each manuscript to Theravada tradition and beliefs, and introducing the historical, artistic and religious contexts of their production. It is the first book in English to showcase the beauty and variety of manuscript art and reproduces many works that have never been photographed before.

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Imprint: British Library Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2018
Authors: San San May • Jana Igunma
Dimensions: 280 x 220 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-7123-5206-2
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date
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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > Art styles not limited by date > Oriental art
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > History > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
LSN: 0-7123-5206-6
Barcode: 9780712352062

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