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Planet Myanmar - Pagan: Art & Architecture of Old Burma
PAGAN: Art and Architecture
of Old Burma
by Paul Strachan
first imperial capital of Myanmar, Bagan, was by the start of the 12th century
AD a world centre of the Theravada Buddhist life. Successive kings and
their subjects chose to glorify their faith through the lavish and ambitious
construction of monuments.
has been conceived as a field-guide to Myanmar's foremost historical
site; the book has also been designed to be of value to the art historian,
connoisseur and those interested in general Buddhist culture. Fully illustrated
in colour and black and white, Pagan is a magnificent book
that does justice to the rich and varied traditions of painting and sculpture
found within these dynamic Buddhist monuments.