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Dictionary of South and Southeast Asian Art
Dictionary of South and Southeast Asian Art

Dictionary of South and Southeast Asian Art

by Gwyneth Chaturachinda

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0143100858 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 240

Binding

Paperback

Gwyneth Chaturachinda

Author: Gwyneth Chaturachinda
Sunanda Krishnamurty/Pauline W Tabtiang
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 240
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143100858

Description

Who is Avalokitesvara ?
What is a dharmachakra ?
What kind of creature is the Garuda ?
Where is the Silver Pagoda ?
What is a ziarat ?
What special significance does the naga have in art and architecture?

This dictionary offers clear and concise answers to all these questions and hundreds more. With over 1,300 entries and over a hundred line illustrations, this volume makes a handy reference for anyone interested in South and Southeast Asia—travellers, students in the field, museum goers, and general readers. Explanations are succinct and easy to understand.

Entries range from terms encountered in South and Southeast Asian history, religion, mythology and literature to those specific to art and architecture. Words are drawn from the diverse religious traditions of the region, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism and Taoism, and from the countries of the region, including Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Available in India for the very first time, this is an essential dictionary for anyone curious about the fascinating world of South and Southeast Asian art.

Who is Avalokitesvara ?
What is a dharmachakra ?
What kind of creature is the Garuda ?
Where is the Silver Pagoda ?
What is a ziarat ?
What special significance does the naga have in art and architecture?

Contents

Introduction to the Indian Edition

Notes for the Indian Edition

Introduction to the First Edition

Introduction to the Second Edition

Chronology of South and Southeast Asia

Dictionary of South and Southeast Asian Art

Appendix I: Cham Monuments

Appendix II: Khmer and Architecture

Select Reading

Museums with Major Collections of South and Southeast Asian Art

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