Burmese Design & Architecture

Burmese Design & Architecture

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

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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 theSee more details below

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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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"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:
9781462906840
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
06/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
75 MB
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