With a wealth of information about the history, traditions, and religious beliefs of Southeast Asia, Philip Rawson throughly and authoritatively surveys a vast array of works of art and crafts from the region.
Since prehistoric times, the countries of Southeast Asia have created a unique melange of indigenous art and the art of neighboring India and China.
From the bronze tombs of the Dong-son people in 500 BC, to the mystical, dramatic form of Indonesia puppetry in current day Java and Bali, from architectural wonders such as Borobudur, to a host of pagodas, shrines, and temples, Rawson explores a medley of Southeast Asian art.
He offers an astonishing array of treasures and elucidates a culture in which there are no artistic boundaries. 251 illus., 32 in color
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 251 illustrations, 32 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/10/1967
- Category: Art styles not defined by date
- ISBN: 9780500200605