Arts of Southeast Asia

 

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Arts of Southeast Asia


Christina Sumner (Editor)

 

Hardback

ISBN: 9781863170857

 

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Looks at the history and the arts of this fascinating region through a wide array of exquisite textiles and dress, jewellery and metalwork, ceramics, woodcarving and leatherwork.


The geographical region of Southeast Asia is made up of the neighbouring mainland states of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam and the island nations of Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. This book looks at the arts of this fascinating region in the context of the historical and cultural phenomena shared by these countries, and, in contrast, their diverse and distinct responses to common internal and external influences. The continuities and discontinuities that characterize Southeast Asia are clearly reflected in the wide array of exquisite textiles and dress, jewellery and metalwork, ceramics, woodcarving and leatherwork that make up the main corpus of Southeast Asian arts and which are illustrated in the book. Major factors include the strength of indigenous art forms and animist beliefs and the long-term influences of India, China, Europe and the Arab world, and of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam on Southeast Asian cultural forms.


 

ISBN 1863170855
ISBN13 9781863170857
Publisher Powerhouse Publishing
Format Hardback
Publication date 01/02/2001
Pages 80
Weight (grammes) 431
Published in Australia
Height (mm) 297
Width (mm) 210