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Thai Manuscript Painting

By (author) Henry Ginsberg
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jan 1989
Dimensions: w 219mm h 276mm
ISBN-10: 0712301623
ISBN-13: 9780712301626
Barcode No: 9780712301626
Synopsis
The paintings in Thai manuscripts, with their lively detail and vibrant colours, form a rich and varied record of the culture of Old Thailand. In this illustrated study, Henry Ginsburg examines the dominant themes and narratives in a wide range of manuscript paintings and discusses the works in their religious, historical and cultural settings, with notes on the evolving style of painting from the earliest surviving 17th-century examples to the present day. An appendix gives a complete list of illustrated Thai manuscripts in The British Library and surveys other major western collections.

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