Splendour in Wood: The Buddhist Monasteries of Burma Sylvia Fraser-Lu

ISBN: 9789748304168

Published: July 21st 2006

Hardcover

344 pages


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Splendour in Wood: The Buddhist Monasteries of Burma  by  Sylvia Fraser-Lu

Splendour in Wood: The Buddhist Monasteries of Burma by Sylvia Fraser-Lu
July 21st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 344 pages | ISBN: 9789748304168 | 3.20 Mb

This book introduces the reader to the beauty and genius of Burmese craftsmanship as expressed in the construction and embellishment of Buddhist wooden monasteries. The five chapters of Part I review the development of Buddhism and monasteries inMoreThis book introduces the reader to the beauty and genius of Burmese craftsmanship as expressed in the construction and embellishment of Buddhist wooden monasteries.

The five chapters of Part I review the development of Buddhism and monasteries in Burma, the place of monks and monasteries in society, and the processes in building a monastery. Detailed accounts of monastic establishments in the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial eras are also presented. In the three chapters of Part II are descriptions of nearly ninety different edifices visited by the author in the course of her research in Upper and Lower Burma, Central Burma, and the Shan state. For posterity, the details of many wooden monasteries are recorded, not only the old and the beautiful but also others with architectural features of note.

The book is copiously illustrated with sketches of floor plans and architectural details of many monasteries, and photographs of significant features.



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