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Burmese Design and Architecture
     

Burmese Design and Architecture

by John Falconer, Elizabeth Moore, Alfred Birnbaum, Elizabeth Moore, Daniel Kahrs
 

The Burmese tradition of architecture, art and design is ancient, diverse, and wonderfully rich. A reflection of a civilization unbreached by European powers for 3000 years and influenced by China to the north and India to the West, Burmese design is interwoven with spiritual, religious, and political messages. It is only now that this tradition is coming to be

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The Burmese tradition of architecture, art and design is ancient, diverse, and wonderfully rich. A reflection of a civilization unbreached by European powers for 3000 years and influenced by China to the north and India to the West, Burmese design is interwoven with spiritual, religious, and political messages. It is only now that this tradition is coming to be appreciated by Western students of architecture and design.

Burmese Design and Architecture will deepen and enhance that appreciation, for this is the first book to capture the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to architecture, from the monumental pagodas of Bagan to the architectural heritage of contemproary Rangoon. Covering both religious and secular design, this book offers expert insights provided by leading archaeological experts in this field. With 500 full-color photographs, this is a major work—and a must-have for serious connoisseurs of architecture, design or Myanmar itself.

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From the Publisher
"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

"Here's America's first in-depth history of the many layers of Burmese design and architecture. You'll see how spirituality, religion, and politics influence these beautiful buildings, be they national or secular."—From House to Home

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789625938820
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1901
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
11.18(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

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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