Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road

Roderick Whitfield Susan Whitfield Neville Agnew

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Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road

Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang Art and History on the Silk Road The Mogao grottoes in China situated near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road constitute one of the world s most significant sites of Buddhist art The hundreds of caves carved into rock cli

  • Title: Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road
  • Author: Roderick Whitfield Susan Whitfield Neville Agnew
  • ISBN: 9781606064450
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mogao grottoes in China, situated near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world s most significant sites of Buddhist art The hundreds of caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi desert preserve one thousand years of exquisite art Founded by Buddhist monks as an isolated monastery in the late fourth century, Mogao evolvedThe Mogao grottoes in China, situated near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world s most significant sites of Buddhist art The hundreds of caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi desert preserve one thousand years of exquisite art Founded by Buddhist monks as an isolated monastery in the late fourth century, Mogao evolved into an artistic and spiritual mecca whose renown extended from the Chinese capital to the Western Kingdoms of the Silk Road Among its treasures are miles of stunning wall paintings, than two thousand statues, magnificent works on silk and paper, and thousands of ancient manuscripts, such as sutras, poems, and prayer sheets In this new expanded edition, Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang, first published in 2000, combines lavish color photographs of the caves and their art with the fascinating history of the Silk Road to create a vivid portrait of this remarkable site Chapters narrate the development of Dunhuang and the Mogao cave temples, the iconography of the wall paintings, and the extraordinary story of the rare manuscripts including the oldest printed book in existence, a ninth century copy of the Diamond Sutra The book also discusses the collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and Chinese authorities in conservation projects at Mogao, and the ways in which the site can be visited today.

    Badami cave temples The Badami cave temples are located in the town of Badami in the north central part of Karnataka, India The temples are about miles km east of Belgavi IATA Code IXT , and miles km northwest of Hampi The Malaprabha River is miles . km away. List of rock cut temples in India Himachal Pradesh rock cut temples in the Indo Aryan style are richly carved This is a unique monolithic structure in the sub Himalayan region The main shrine contains three stone images of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita The temple complex is located on a hill and has a large rectangular water pond. The Getty s Cave Temples of Dunhuang How ancient desert May , The Cave Temples exhibition, which commemorates the partnership, examines one of the world s greatest treasures, said Tim Whalen, director of the Getty Conservation Institute. Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang Art and History on the In this new expanded edition, Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang, first published in , combines lavish color photographs of the caves and their art with the fascinating history of the Silk Road to create a vivid portrait of this remarkable site. Cave Temples University of Washington Most of the cave temples were begun in the north during the Northern Dynasties Cave temples at Dunhuang were begun in at Bingling and Maijishan in the early fifth century at Yungang in at Longmen and Gongxian in the early sixth century During the Tang period additions were made to many of these cave temple complexes, The Rock Cut Cave Temples Of Pataleshwar Mystery of India The temple is dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar God of Underworld and Lord Shiva The entire cave temple is below the ground level, making Pataleshwar an appropriate name Patal is an underground civilization as per Hindu mythology Pataleshwar cave temple provides the perfect example of Badami Cave Temples Wondermondo Aug , Badami Cave Temples Badami Chalukyas built Badami Cave Temples some of the most exquisite Indian rock cut temples The water flowing from the ravine in Badami is gathered in an ancient artificial lake Agastya tirtha reservoir High above the water there are towering cliffs of comparatively soft sandstone. Mysterious Cave Temples Listverse Most Incredible Indian Cave Temples Scribol Ellora Caves, Maharashtra The cave temples are devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism demonstrating the religious harmony of the time The Buddhist caves were primarily designated as monasteries, the Hindu caves boast paintings of the various CAVE TEMPLES OF DUNHUANG Getty Research Institute Uncover the history of the cave temples through rare objects and videos that reveal the fascinating story of Mogao, from its founding in the th century to the present.

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    1. Jim on said:

      This book was published in conjunction with the Getty Museum's special exhibition of the Buddhist cave paintings on the Silk Road near Dunhuang. I loved the exhibition and I find the book excellent as well. Not only are the illustrations well done, but the accompanying text is a good survey of the history, religion, and art behind these cave paintings.

    2. Michele on said:

      Good summery of the history of the area the Cave temples are located in, and the history of Buddhism in China. Gorgeous photographs too! Excellent supplementary reading to the Getty Exhibit that I went to. getty/research/exhibit

    3. Kaiti on said:

      Really nice, easy to understand summary of the history of the area and how the larger history of China and other countries impacted it's development. Lots of beautiful images too.

    4. Phillip on said:

      Nice explanatory sampling of history archeology and conservation of these gems. Excellent supplement to Seattle Asian Art Museum Exhibit

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