Item description for The Art of Southeast Asia: The Collection of the Museum Rietberg Zurich (Rietberg Museum, Zurich) by Jan Fontein...
From abhayamudra through ziarat, this is an essential dictionary for anyone stepping into the fascinating world of South and Southeast Asian art. With over 700 entries, 78 line illustrations, and 15 color photographs, this basic dictionary makes a handy reference for anyone interested and engaged in South and Southeast Asia.
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 Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2007
Publisher Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN 3907077237 ISBN13 9783907077238