Borobudur: Majestic, Mysterious, Magnificent


by Miksic, John; Jan Fontein, Timbul Haryono Et Al

Borobudur: Majestic, Mysterious, Magnificent

Price:  US$57.75   (SGD75.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 272 pages
Published:  2010, Indonesia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9786029827903
SB#:  050924 (705)

About This Book

Scholarly articles with archival and recent photographs make this a comprehensive account of Java's Borobudur monuments. Built in the 8th to 10th centuries, the temple complex still has 1460 reliefs depicting interaction between the human and the divine in the lives of the Buddha and his followers. It was substantially reinforced and restored in the 20th century and is now one of UNESCO's most visited World Heritage Sites. The chapters are on: Borobudur in the Beginning; Buddhism in 10th century Java; the Path to Enlightenment, and the beliefs which underlie the monument and its bas-reliefs; Javanese life in the 9th century; Borobudur and the Modern World; and Borobudur Inspires, including works by Indonesian and foreign artists. Bibliography, index and many photographs and photo fold-outs.


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