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  Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia
Andrews




 
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Author: Andrews
Format: Hardcover, 2 Vol.
ISBN: 1878529374
Publication Date: 2001

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Collected by Aurel Stein and kept in the Delhi Archaeological Museum

The artist F.H. 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 and Stein began a lifelong friendship and professional partnership.
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 nothern branches of the Silk Road. With his artist’s eye, Andrews skilfully 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.


Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia,  Stein , SDI Publications, Hardcover, 1948 / 2001, 228 Pages, $110.00
Features
Text volume: 8 1/2 x 12 inches 128 pages, 4 plans, 2 b/w photos, fold-out map
Folio plate volume: 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches 12 color, 20 monochrome large fold-out plates
Hardbound in bonded leather

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