This substantial volume with 540 illustrations explores early pre-Thai art works of the Mon and Khmer peoples who inhabited much of what is now Thailand from the 4th -13th centuries. These art works demonstrate both the Buddhism and Brahmanism which in their later forms underpin much of Thai society today. Chapter One explores the context from which the religious and building d��cor and varied art objects arose, and Chapter Two presents many examples of the artefacts from the various religious and art traditions , plus some examples of commercial art. Glossary, bibliography and index.
The Roots of Thai Art
AuthorsPiriya Krairiksh; N. Chakrabongse (trans.)