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What's What in a Wat: Thai Buddhist Temples

Автор: Carol Stratton
Год: 2010
Издание: [не указанo]
Страниц: 104
ISBN: 9749511999
As you walk through a Thai temple, a host of unfamiliar objects, shapes and patterns tug at you from every direction. This handy and lucid guidebook will help you distinguish what is what. It takes you through a representative Thai Buddhist temple, guiding you from structure to structure and element to element, explaining the function and purpose of each, and the symbolism behind the forms. A Thai wat can be a place of bewildering beauty, but this illustrated companion will help you focus your eyes and identify what you see. Tourists and residents, novices and scholars will gain a clearer sense of what a wat is and the role it plays today in the lives of Thai people.Carol Stratton has been researching and writing on Thai Buddhist art history for over forty years. She is the author of The Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand.
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