9781606064450-1606064452-Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road, Second Edition (Conservation & Cultural Heritage)

Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road, Second Edition (Conservation & Cultural Heritage)

ISBN-13: 9781606064450
ISBN-10: 1606064452
Edition: Second Edition, Revised
Author: Whitfield, Roderick, Whitfield, Susan, Agnew, Neville
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Getty Conservation Institute
Format: Paperback 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781606064450
ISBN-10: 1606064452
Edition: Second Edition, Revised
Author: Whitfield, Roderick, Whitfield, Susan, Agnew, Neville
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Getty Conservation Institute
Format: Paperback 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Whitfield, Roderick, Whitfield, Susan, Agnew, Neville wrote Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road, Second Edition (Conservation & Cultural Heritage) comprising 160 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1606064452 and 9781606064450. Since then Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road, Second Edition (Conservation & Cultural Heritage) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.98 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 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, more 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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