Cham Art Treasures from The Da Nang Museum, Vietnam-order xx042606-
By : Emmanuel GuillonPublisher : River BooksBinding : PaperbackNumber of Pages : 204 pages , 2000 colour illustrationsSize(WxH) : 180 x 255 mmComments : Good ConditionPrinted an
รายละเอียดสินค้า Cham Art Treasures from The Da Nang Museum, Vietnam-order xx042606-
By : Emmanuel Guillon
Publisher : River Books
Binding : Paperback
Number of Pages : 204 pages , 2000 colour illustrations
Size(WxH) : 180 x 255 mm
Comments : Good Condition
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"Hindu-Buddhist Art of Vietnam: Treasures from Champa"
Champa, which flourished from the second to the nineteenth centuries, is by far the least-known of all the great Indianized civilizations of Southeast Asia. Its own history was violent and ultimately tragic, and, as it covered large areas of what is now central and southern Vietnam, the region has been difficult to access for most of the last sixty years.
Cham Art is the first substantial book in English to be published on the art of this remarkable and distinctive civilization. It illustrates and describes some one hundred major sculptures at present housed in the Da Nang Museum, and provides an overview of Cham history, including references to the many influences from neighbouring civilizations: Khmer, Javanese, Srivijaya, Dvaravati and Chinese.
Cham art is unmistakable and individualistic, vigorous and even dramatic in its rendering of movement. Mostly carved in sandstone and in high relief, the sculptures represent the main Hindu and Buddhist deities, real and fabulous animals in combative poses, and flying celestial beings and dancers. Richly illustrated with views of the monuments and the superb countryside in which they were built, this book brings to life a civilization which for many readers will come as a great revelation.