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The Art of Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang


The Art of Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang: A Journey Into China's Buddhist Shrine

Author: Fan Jinshi & Zhao Shengliang
Order No. 1057
ISBN-13: 9781931907538
ISBN-10: 1931907536
Binding: paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2009
Pages: 172
Language: English
Size: 7 x 10
Price: $29.95
20% off: $23.96

Located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the ancient Silk Road, the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, China, contain some of the best Buddhist art in the world. There are over 700 cave temples in Dunhuang, which house over 2,000 painted sculptures and almost half a million square feet of wall paintings.

People from around the world come to visit the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang every year and, more often than not, are awed and overwhelmed by the amazing ancient art spanning over 1,000 years. What is Dunhuang art? What makes Dunhuang art so attractive? How do we understand Dunhuang art? This book can answer these questions by providing an overview of Dunhuang and its art to general readers. Emphasis is given to painted sculptures and wall paintings with detailed analysis of many individual, and often enigmatic, Buddhist artworks.

Fan Jinshi is Director and Research Fellow of Dunhuang Academy. She graduated from Peking University in 1963 with a major in archeology and has been working at Dunhuang Academy ever since. Fan has published extensively on Dunhuang art, including books, edited volumes, digital programs, articles and research projects. Throughout her career, Fan has dedicated herself to the preservation and study of Dunhuang and its art.

Dr. Zhao Shengliang is Research Fellow at Dunhuang Academy. He graduated from the Department of Chinese at Beijing Normal University and received his PhD degree in art history from Seijo University in Japan. Zhao began to work at Dunhuang Academy in 1984 and has published and edited several books and numerous articles on Dunhuang art. His research interests focus on the wall paintings and the scroll calligraphy at Dunhuang.

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