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The Resource Visualizing Dunhuang : seeing, studying, and conserving the caves, edited by Dora C.Y. Ching

Visualizing Dunhuang : seeing, studying, and conserving the caves, edited by Dora C.Y. Ching

Label
Visualizing Dunhuang : seeing, studying, and conserving the caves
Title
Visualizing Dunhuang
Title remainder
seeing, studying, and conserving the caves
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dora C.Y. Ching
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Located at the crossroads of the northern and southern routes of the ancient Silk Road on the edge of the Taklamakan desert in western China, Dunhuang is one of the richest Buddhist sites in China with nearly 500 cave temples constructed between the fourth and the fourteenth century. The sculptures, murals, portable paintings, and manuscripts found in the caves represent every aspect of Buddhism, both doctrinally and artistically. From its earliest construction to the present, Dunhuang has been visualized in many ways by the architects, builders, and artists who made the caves to twentieth-century explorers and photographers, conservators, and contemporary artists. This book explores ways in which Dunhuang has been visualized from its creation to contemporary times. Essays by leading scholars from the U.S., Europe, and China cover a wide range of topics, from the architecture of cave temples to painting and sculptural programs, Buddhist ritual practices, expeditionary photography, conservation, and the contributions of Dunhuang to art history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ching, Dora C. Y.,
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  • Buddhist art
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • Buddhist mural painting and decoration
  • Mural painting and decoration, Chinese
Label
Visualizing Dunhuang : seeing, studying, and conserving the caves, edited by Dora C.Y. Ching
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1151079672
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780691208169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1151079672
Label
Visualizing Dunhuang : seeing, studying, and conserving the caves, edited by Dora C.Y. Ching
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1151079672
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
397 pages
Isbn
9780691208169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1151079672

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