Thailand: SDI Publications, 1998. Hardcover. Near Fine / no jacket. Item #82824
SDI, 1998. Limited second edition.
Hard Cover. One volume only (text only). The artist FH Andrews' appreciation of the beauty of form, and the significance of artistic style, was a perfect complement to Sir Aurel Stein's more scientific approach to his archaeological discoveries; on this basis, Andrews' friendship and cooperative partnership with the great explorer spanned some 50 years. In the present volume, first published in 1948 and long out of print, Andrews records and provides insightful analysis of the range of Buddhist wall paintings recovered by Stein at various sites, on the perimeter of the Taklamakan Desert (now in Xinjiang, China), which had served as waystations along the southern and northern branches of the Silk Road. With his artist's eye, Andrews skillfully points out the stylistic variations and developments, as well as local and exotic influences, on the ancient painters' pious renditions of the life of the Buddha and other Buddhist saints.
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