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: 309
  • 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.

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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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