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CAVE TEMPLES OF MOGAO AT DUNHUANG: ART AND HISTORY ON THE SILK ROAD. Second, expanded and updated edition. Roderick Whitfield et al. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2015. Original edition published 2000 {Worldwide 60930}. Conservation and Cultural Heritage, 9. 164 pp. with 165 ills. (152 col.). 26 x 21 cm. LC 2014-47787 ISBN 9781606064450 In English.
Publisher's description: The Mogao grottoes in China, situated near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world's most significant sites of Buddhist art. The hundreds of caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi desert preserve one thousand years of exquisite art. Founded by Buddhist monks as an isolated monastery in the late fourth century, Mogao evolved into an artistic and spiritual mecca whose renown extended from the Chinese capital to the Western Kingdoms of the Silk Road. Among its treasures are miles of stunning wall paintings, more than two thousand statues, magnificent works on silk and paper, and thousands of ancient manuscripts, such as sutras, poems, and prayer sheets. In this new expanded edition, Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang, first published in 2000, combines lavish color photographs of the caves and their art with the fascinating history of the Silk Road to create a vivid portrait of this remarkable site. Chapters narrate the development of Dunhuang and the Mogao cave temples, the iconography of the wall paintings, and the extraordinary story of the rare manuscripts -- including the oldest printed book in existence, a ninth-century copy of the Diamond Sutra.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — Painting, Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 165126
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