Dictionary of South and Southeast Asian Art
By Gwyneth Chaturachinda, Sunanda Krishnamurty and Pauline W. Tabtiang
Who is Avalokitesvara?
What is dharmachakra?
What kind of creature is the Garuda?
Of what significance is the naga?
Where is the Silver Pagoda?
What is ziarat?
Then answers are in this definitive dictionary of South and Southeast Asian art with 1300 entries and 112 line drawings. Ideal for both new students to the field and general readers, it covers the terms encountered from the region's history, religion, mythology, and literature and those specific to art and architecture. It helps make sense of museum exhibits and so much writing on subject.
Words are drawn from the diverse religious traditions 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.
Chiang Mai 2004
Size 130 x 195 mm
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