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Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma 1775-1950

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This lavishly illustrated catalogue of artworks from Thailand and Burma provides an introduction to one of Asia’s richest and least-known artistic traditions. Focusing primarily on decorative and religious objects from the nineteenth century (along with some earlier and later works), the book brings to light the lively, yet often strained, interchange between the regions of central and northern Thailand (Siam) and Burma.

Thailand and Burma are neighboring countries that are approximately the same size in area and population and have many cultural features in common. Yet they have traditionally been adversaries. This book explores some of the elements that have both drawn the countries together and driven them apart. It contains incisive essays by leading scholars as well as detailed entries relating to nearly 150 spectacular works of art. The selection of artworks was drawn from the Asian Art Museum’s extensive collections for a special exhibition in San Francisco in 2009 and 2010—this exhibition marked the first time many of them had been on public display in he West.

While representing the latest art historical scholarship, the book is intended for the general public. It will be of interest to anyone intrigued by such lavish and spectacular artworks as gilded and mirrored ritual vessels, black lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid furniture, and vibrant, colorful paintings. To many, these objects will convey something of the exotic and exuberant ambience captured in romantic travel books and films. To browse these pages is to be transported—by artworks that are by turns opulent, reverent, and whimsical —to a lost time and place, one unlike any other.

Synopsis:

A lavishly illustrated catalog of artworks from Thailand and Burma

Synopsis:

Emerald Cities is a lavishly illustrated catalog of artworks from Thailand and Burma, and provides an introduction to one of Asia's richest and least known artistic traditions. Focusing primarily on decorative and religious objects from the nineteenth century, Emerald Cities brings to light the lively, yet often strained, interchange between the regions of central and northern Thailand (Siam) and Burma.

While representing the latest art historical scholarship, Emerald Cities is also an accessible entry into the world of Thailand and Burma, and highlights such luxuriant and spectacular artworks as gilded and mirrored ritual vessels, black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, and vibrant, colorful paintings. These objects convey an exotic and exuberant ambiance which transports the reader to a lost time and place, one unlike any other.

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andlt;iandgt;Emerald Citiesandlt;/iandgt; is a lavishly illustrated catalog of artworks from Thailand and Burma, and provides an introduction to one of Asia's richest and least known artistic traditions. Focusing primarily on decorative and religious objects from the nineteenth century, andlt;iandgt;Emerald Citiesandlt;/iandgt; brings to light the lively, yet often strained, interchange between the regions of central and northern Thailand (Siam) and Burma.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;While representing the latest art historical scholarship, andlt;iandgt;Emerald Citiesandlt;/iandgt; is also an accessible entry into the world of Thailand and Burma, and highlights such luxuriant and spectacular artworks as gilded and mirrored ritual vessels, black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, and vibrant, colorful paintings. These objects convey an exotic and exuberant ambiance which transports the reader to a lost time and place, one unlike any other.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Forrest McGillandlt;/bandgt; is Chief Curator and Wattis Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, where he has organized many exhibitions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780939117505
Author:
Mcgill, Forrest (edt)
Publisher:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Photographer:
Tsuruta, Kazuhiro
Editor:
McGill, Forrest
Contribution by:
Chirapravati, M.L. Pattaratorn
Contribution:
Chirapravati, M.L. Pattaratorn
Author:
McGill, Forrest
Author:
Tsuruta, Kazuhiro
Author:
Chirapravati, M.L. Pattaratorn
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Art of Siam; Art of Burma; Thai art history; Myanmar art history; Burmese art history; Decorative religious Asian artwork
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
approx 160 color illus
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Museums and Collections
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Southeast Asia

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Product details 224 pages Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - English 9780939117505 Reviews:
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A lavishly illustrated catalog of artworks from Thailand and Burma
"Synopsis" by , Emerald Cities is a lavishly illustrated catalog of artworks from Thailand and Burma, and provides an introduction to one of Asia's richest and least known artistic traditions. Focusing primarily on decorative and religious objects from the nineteenth century, Emerald Cities brings to light the lively, yet often strained, interchange between the regions of central and northern Thailand (Siam) and Burma.

While representing the latest art historical scholarship, Emerald Cities is also an accessible entry into the world of Thailand and Burma, and highlights such luxuriant and spectacular artworks as gilded and mirrored ritual vessels, black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, and vibrant, colorful paintings. These objects convey an exotic and exuberant ambiance which transports the reader to a lost time and place, one unlike any other.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;iandgt;Emerald Citiesandlt;/iandgt; is a lavishly illustrated catalog of artworks from Thailand and Burma, and provides an introduction to one of Asia's richest and least known artistic traditions. Focusing primarily on decorative and religious objects from the nineteenth century, andlt;iandgt;Emerald Citiesandlt;/iandgt; brings to light the lively, yet often strained, interchange between the regions of central and northern Thailand (Siam) and Burma.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;While representing the latest art historical scholarship, andlt;iandgt;Emerald Citiesandlt;/iandgt; is also an accessible entry into the world of Thailand and Burma, and highlights such luxuriant and spectacular artworks as gilded and mirrored ritual vessels, black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, and vibrant, colorful paintings. These objects convey an exotic and exuberant ambiance which transports the reader to a lost time and place, one unlike any other.
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