9786167339696

Thai Buddhist Art Discover Thai Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9786167339696

  • ISBN10:

    6167339694

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-02-27
  • Publisher: River Books
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Summary

Thailand is internationally acclaimed for its unique and creative interpretation of Theravada Buddhist art. The sacred beliefs of this 2,500 year-old religion are expressed through images that give meaning to gestures, postures, relics and revered objects. Such didactic icons signify the Buddha's omnipresence and provide a visual framework for understanding his transcendent spirituality and his teachings.

From the pre-Tai art of Dvaravati through the first Thai capital in 13th century Sukhothai and Lan Na in the north and in the succeeding Thai kingdoms of Ayutthaya and Bangkok (Rattanakosin), the Buddhist art of Thailand makes a continuous journey through periods, styles, materials, lunar festivals and contemporary art with the quintessential, timeless beauty that is a hallmarks of Thai aesthetics.

Author Biography

Dawn F. Rooney, PhD, is an independent scholar and art historian specializing in Southeast Asia, having authored nine books on the art and culture of the region. Living in Bangkok, she is the author, chief contributor and editor of many internationally-renowned works including Ancient Sukhothai, Khmer Ceramics ISBN 9789749863886 and Ceramics of Seduction, ISBN 9786167339399 all published by River Books.

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