Burmese Design & Architecture by John Falconer, Elizabeth Moore, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni,

By John Falconer, Elizabeth Moore, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Alfred Birnbaum

The Burmese culture of structure, paintings and layout is historical, different and fantastically wealthy. a mirrored image of a civilization unbreached through eu powers for 3,000 years and encouraged via China to the north and India to the West, Burmese layout is interwoven with religious, spiritual and political messages. it's only now that this practice is coming to be favored by way of Western scholars of structure and design.Burmese layout and structure will deepen and increase that appreciation, for this is often the 1st e-book to trap the total span of Burmese layout, from arts and crafts to structure, from the enormous pagodas of Bagan to the architectural background of latest Rangoon. overlaying either non secular and secular layout, this booklet bargains professional insights supplied by means of major archaeological specialists during this box. With 500 full-color pictures, this can be a significant work-and essential for severe connoisseurs of structure, layout or Burma itself.

Show description

Read Online or Download Burmese Design & Architecture PDF

Best interior decorating books

Modelling Non-Linear Wave Processes

This e-book covers the numerical research of non-linear wave methods in a variety of media together with incompressible fluids, drinks with gasoline bubbles, rarefied and dense plasmas, and superdense subject of neuron stars. Chapters offer transparent descriptions and information of the sensible purposes of mathematical versions, potent numerical algorithms and actual effects.

The Creation Of Heaven And Earth: Re-interpretations Of Genesis 1 In The Context Of Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, Christianity, And Modern Physics

This quantity discusses the narrative of the production of heaven, earth and light-weight within the first bankruptcy of Genesis and focuses greatly on its later interpretations in numerous cultural and spiritual contexts. After an introductory paper at the textual content of Genesis itself, the authors take care of receptions of this topic within the Prophet Jeremiah, Early Judaism, and the useless Sea Scrolls.

Proteins, Cells and Materials: Festschrift in Honor of the 65th Birthday of Dr. John L. Brash

Cells, Proteins and fabrics encompasses a choice of articles, which represent jointly the entire Festschrift in honor of the sixty fifth birthday of Dr. John L. Brash. For the 1st time those articles - released formerly in numerous precise problems with the magazine of Biomaterials technology Polymer variation - were compiled into one entire quantity.

Japanese Art

The distinctiveness of jap tradition rests at the undeniable fact that, all through its historical past, Japan has consistently taken, tailored and remodeled diversified affects, no matter if from Korea, China, the South Seas, Europe or the United States, into certain traditions of its personal. This ebook surveys the humanities of Japan from the prehistoric interval to the current, bringing jointly the result of the latest learn at the topic.

Additional info for Burmese Design & Architecture

Sample text

The temples are rich in Buddhist, and to a lesser extent, Brahmanic images. These include relief carvings, paintings, and the image at the heart of the shrine. Many of these principal images of the Buddha are brick, coated in stucco and painted. Others were finely carved from sandstone, sometimes covered in lacquer and gilt. A few are hollow lacquer, delicately created over a core. Later images may be concrete, gilded, or painted. The Bupaya stands proudly on the shores of the Irraw addy River.

With editorial offices at 364 Innovation Drive, North Clarendon, VT 05759 and 61 Tai Seng Avenue #02-12, Singapore 534167 Copyright © 2000 Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. ISBN: 978-1-4629-0684-0 (ebook) Editor's Note: For many towns and areas, there are a number of different Burmese place names. The most obvious are Myanmar/Burma, Yangon/Rangoon, Bagan/Pagan-but there are many more. Our intention in this book has been to use the correct name for a place in its correct historical context.

One of the Bagan bulbous stupas is aptly called Ngakwe-na-daung, or "ear ornament of Nga-kywe", in reference to the plug-like earrings of the Bagan period. Traces of green glazing remain on the Nga-kwe-nadaung, evidence of a ceramic expertise that has yet to be fully documented. Another bulbous stupa, the Bupaya, has received donations over the centuries, for it also houses the guardian spirit of the Irrawaddy River on whose bank it stands. It was greatly damaged in the earthquake of 1975, but today is smooth and gilded, pristine and beautiful, but an archaeological enigma.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 6 votes