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Buddhist Art and Architecture (World of Art)
Buddhist Art and Architecture (World of Art)
by Robert E Fisher
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To guide and inspire believers, innumerable symbols and images were made, beginning in India in the 3rd century BC. This phenomenally diverse tradition includes not only frescoes, relief carvings, colossal statues, silk embroideries and bronze ritual... (read more)

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Pacific Art in Detail (Art in Detail)
Pacific Art in Detail (Art in Detail)
by Jennifer Newell
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Pacific Art in Detail introduces the riches of Oceanic art through astonishing close-up views of rarely seen treasures, allowing behind-the-scenes insight into this vibrant work that no conventional gallery tour affords. Carefully selected pieces from... (read more)

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The Art of Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Java, Bali (World of Art)
The Art of Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Java, Bali (World of Art)
by Philip Rawson
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Briefly discusses the history of styles of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the countries of Southeast Asia.... (read more)

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Outlines of Chinese Symbolism and Art Motives
Outlines of Chinese Symbolism and Art Motives
by Charles Al Williams
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This is the first paperbound edition of a standard reference volume long familiar to students of China and Chinese culture. The work of a scholarly English resident of China, it is an illustrated encyclopedia with hundreds of concise, clear, and... (read more)

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The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City
The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City
by Nancy Berliner
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For centuries, China's Forbidden City has captured the world's imagination. With partsand#160;open to the public since 1925,and#160;nearly 8 millionand#160;touristsand#160;flock there annually.and#160;Yet the elegant, intimate Qianlong Gardenand#8212... (read more)

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Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader
Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader
by Melissa Chiu
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andlt;Pandgt;In 2008, Asia stormed the citadel of the New Yorkart world when two major museums presented retrospectives of Asian contemporaryartists: Cai Guo-Qiang at the Guggenheim Museum and Takashi Murakami at theBrooklyn Museum. Meanwhile, in Hong... (read more)

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Oceanic Art (World of Art)
Oceanic Art (World of Art)
by Nicholas Thomas
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The dazzling colors and patterns of the art of the Pacific Islands have long entranced Western audiences, including artists such as Gauguin and Picasso. The tendency has been to regard Oceanic art as "primitive", mysterious, shrouded in taboo, but... (read more)

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The Art of Champa
The Art of Champa
by Jean-francois Hubert
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From 12 October 2005 to 9 January 2006, the Musee Guimet in Paris will play host to an exceptional exhibition: 'Treasures of Vietnamese Art... Champa Sculpture'. This show will bring together for the firt time, outstanding pieces from the Musee Guimet... (read more)

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Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection
Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection
by Alis De Lima Greene
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Alison de Lima Greene is curator of contemporary art and special projects, Vivian Li is curatorial assistant of Asian art, Elliott Zooey Martin is curatorial assistant of contemporary art and special projects, Christine Starkman is curator of Asian art... (read more)

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Avatars and Antiheroes: A Guide to Contemporary Chinese Artists
Avatars and Antiheroes: A Guide to Contemporary Chinese Artists
by Claudia Albertini
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Chinese contemporary art is currently enjoying a worldwide boom, fetching record-breaking prices at auction houses around the globe. The country's rapid transition from Communism to consumerism, and the dizzying changes brought about by urbanization... (read more)

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Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories
Becoming Art: Exploring Cross-Cultural Categories
by Howard Morphy
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Becoming Art provides a new analysis of the shifting cultural and social contexts that surround the production of Aboriginal art. Transcending the boundaries between anthropology and art history, the book draws on arguments from both disciplines to... (read more)

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A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter
A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter
by Basil Stewart
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British connoisseur describes in detail the subject of famous Japanese color prints using 274 reproductions of works by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, Shunyei, and other masters. Bibliography. Index.... (read more)

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Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art: Volumes 1 and 2: An Outline History of East Asiatic Design (Stone Bridge Classics)
Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art: Volumes 1 and 2: An Outline History of East Asiatic Design (Stone Bridge Classics)
by Ernest F Fenollosa
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Still regarded as a monumental survey of Eastern art, this comprehensive volume was intended for art collectors and general readers as well as travelers and scholars. It covers China and Korea in addition to Japan, and places a special emphasis on... (read more)

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Perspectives Arts of the Pacific Islands (Perspectives)
Perspectives Arts of the Pacific Islands (Perspectives)
by Anne Dalleva
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The islands of the Pacific seem so exotic to the Western imagination and their art and culture are little known. Anne D'Alleva visits Island Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, and New Guinea, surveying traditional and contemporary arts -- sculptures... (read more)

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Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater: Track of the Rainbow Serpent
Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater: Track of the Rainbow Serpent
by Peggy Reeves Sanday
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Told in Aboriginal art and narrative, the Dreamtime story of the creation and meaning of the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater in Australia's Western Desert appears here for the first time. Deftly and sensitively Sanday introduces the meaning of the cosmology... (read more)

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Scientific Research on the Sculptural Arts of Asia: Proceedings of the Third Forbes
Scientific Research on the Sculptural Arts of Asia: Proceedings of the Third Forbes
by Janet G Douglas
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Scientific investigations presented in this book include studies of Southeast Asian jade, Chinese bronzes, Mongolian deer stones, Japanese polychrome sculpture, and others and help us learn more about why, where, and how these works were made as well as... (read more)

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Undisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial
Undisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial
by Carly Lane
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The second National Indigenous Art Triennial, unDisclosed, charts the trajectory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia since the first triennial, Culture Warriors, in 2007, exploring the work of 20 exemplary Indigenous artists from... (read more)

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Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia
Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia
by Betti Sue Hertz
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"Past in Reverse: Contemporary Art of East Asia features 22 artists and artist groups from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. As strategies for incorporating cultural and artistic genealogies in their work, these practitioners variously... (read more)

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Transmitting the Forms of Divinity: Early Buddhist Art from Korea and Japan
Transmitting the Forms of Divinity: Early Buddhist Art from Korea and Japan
by Hiromitsu Washizuka
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Accompanying the first major international exhibition to compare Korean and Japanese Buddhist art, this groundbreaking, fully illustrated volume explores the cultural, ideological, and artistic exchange between the two countries during the sixth through... (read more)

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Buddhas
Buddhas
by Nancy Tingley
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According to tradition, Shakyamuni Buddha was a prince who attained enlightenment and whose teachings gave birth to Buddhism. Western audiences today recognize certain iconographic elements, such as distended earlobes and monk's robes, as belonging to... (read more)

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